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Comparative evaluation of three and six month therapeutic regimens for smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis

Alavi, Seyed Mohammad (2009) Comparative evaluation of three and six month therapeutic regimens for smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology, 2 (1). pp. 14-17. ISSN 2008-4161

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Abstract

Both smears positive and negative Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) patients are routinely treated by six month therapeutic regimen. The aim of this study was to compare three and six month regimens chemotherapy for smear negative PTB among tuberculosis patients. Fifty-two patients with smear negative PTB randomly divided into two groups took part in this comparative clinical trial study. The patients in first group were treated with our recommended regimen (rifampicin, isoniazide, and ofloxacin) and another group with standard regimen according directly observed treatment short course strategy. Cure rates in first and second group were 96.5% and 100% respectively. There was no difference between two groups in responding to anti tuberculosis chemotherapy (p>0.05). This study showed that three month therapeutic regimen is as effective as six month therapeutic regimen and may be considered effective treatment for adult patients with unprogressive smear negative PTB.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pulmonary tuberculosis, Sputum smear negative, Therapeutic regimen Introduction Pulmonary
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: آقای بهرام سوسنی غریب وند
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2015 05:29
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 06:44
URI: http://eprints.ajums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1223

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