Fatal reaction to para-amino-salicylic acid and streptomycin: case report

Mittal, O.P.; Singh, Gurhej and Raj, B. (1963) Fatal reaction to para-amino-salicylic acid and streptomycin: case report. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 10 (2). pp. 72-73.

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A case of fatal hypersensitivity to anti-tuberculous drugs viz. streptomycin and PAS has been reported in the literature. The suddenness with which these, reactions occur, their relentless progress to a fatal termination despite all possible treatment point to the need of a method of determining and anticpiating such a catastrophic reactions specially in countries like ours, where, by far the largest majority of patients take treatment in their homes without any supervision.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fatal Reaction, Streptomycin, Para-Amino-Salicylic Acid, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chemotherapy
Subjects:Disorders of Environmental Origin > Poisoning > Drug Toxicity
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Death
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Pharmaceutical Preparations > Drug Combinations
Organic Chemicals > Carboxylic Acids > Hydroxy Acids > Hydroxybenzoic Acids > Salicylic Acids > Aminosalicylic Acids > p-Aminosalicylic Acid
Immunologic Diseases > Hypersensitivity > Drug Hypersensitivity
Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Glycosides > Aminoglycosides > Streptomycin
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Mortality
ID Code:953
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:16 September 2005

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