Chemotherapy of tuberculosis

Baily, G.V.J. and Jagota, P. (1985) Chemotherapy of tuberculosis. NTI Newsletter, 21 (3). pp. 54-54.

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Abstract

Ever since the discovery of streptomycin, the first anti-tubercular drug, a long chain of drugs have been made available, inspite of having these chemotherapeutic agents, the sage of pre-chemotherapeutic era continued for some time, Patients would be treated by TB Specialists only, Management of patients was individualised and according to the fancies of the Specialist, a cocktail of drugs was prescribed. Very soon it was realised that this practice cannot make any dent on the tuberculosis problem. Two revolutionary findings of late fifties are considered more crucial than even the discovery of the drugs by itself.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Antitubercular Agents, Chemotherapy, Streptomycin, Isoniazid, Rifampicin, Pyrazinamide, Thioacetazone, Case Studies,Great Britain, East Africa, Singapore,India, Hong Kong
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Organic Chemicals > Hydrazines > Isoniazid
-Institutional Repositories > National Tuberculosis Institute
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:435
Deposited By:Librarian Sudha S Murthy
Deposited On:29 July 2005

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