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, antituberculous (ant?i-too-ber'kyu-lar) (kyu-lus) [ anti- + L. tubercle]
1. Preventing or treating tuberculosis.
2. An agent used to prevent or treat tuberculosis.
Synonym: antituberculotic


therapeutically effective against tuberculosis.

antituberculous drugs
agents used in the treatment of mycobacterial infections, which in animals is limited to dogs and cats, include isoniazid, rifampicin and ethambutol. Several other drugs may be used in combination therapy to increase effectiveness. In addition, dapsone is effective against Mycobacterium leprae. See also feline leprosy.
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These patients are automatically given presumptive antituberculous therapy, although tuberculosis is not confirmed.
Therefore, this raises questions regarding the need for antituberculous medications for patients with renal granulomas without systemic symptoms.
Limitations of Use Do not use Priftin monotherapy in either the initial or the continuation phases of active antituberculous treatment.
2] However, despite the availability of effective first-line antituberculous drugs and large-scale rollout of antiretroviral therapy (ART), TB is still the most common opportunistic disease and main driver of mortality in HIV, causing up to 100 000 deaths in SA in 2012.
Antituberculous drugs may vary in their ability to kill mycobacteria, depending on whether they are located in cavitary or closed caseous lesions or within the cells.
Amino glycosides have been used to treat TB since the introduction of the first antituberculous agent, streptomycin (STR).
Among antituberculous agents, rifampicin is most widely known to cause optic neuropathies.
Antioxidant properties of remaxol, reamberin, and ademetionine in patients with drug-induced liver injury on the background of antituberculous therapy.
Antituberculous therapy including rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol offers a good prognosis for patients, generally curing the disease without any sequelae.
The laboratory diagnosis of DR-TB has traditionally relied on the demonstration of Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth in the presence of specific antituberculous drugs--so-called conventional drug-susceptibility testing (DST).
1 Access to improved TB diagnostics is of particular importance in areas where patients have infrequent or intermittent access to health care, sites where providers are not able to wait for results from reference laboratories before either withholding or initiating antituberculous therapy.
Although she was on antituberculous medication and broadspectrum antibiotics, the patient developed septic shock and multi-organ failure which resulted in her death.