5) In miliary tuberculosis, open thoracotomy should not be considered until the patient has received antituberculous
therapy for at least several weeks.
7] Lack of response to antituberculous
medications is well documented in the literature.
The data noted included demographic information about age, gender, date of TB diagnosis based on culture report, date of ESR test with its value date of commencement of antituberculous
treatment and HIV status along with any co-morbid conditions.
Two cases had deep infection, one settled down after two months and second case received antituberculous
treatment after confirmation on tissue histopathology, and settled down after 5 months.
7), (11), (15) In this case, we detected articular and soft tissue changes which continued until specific antituberculous
treatment was administered.
After the introduction of successful antituberculous
regimens, the percentage of pulmonary tuberculosis cases with clinically evident secondary gastrointestinal involvement decreased from 38 to less than 5% [1-4].
In conclusion, fusidic acid has a significant antituberculous
effect at the concentration of 32 mg/l and over as a second line drug in the treatment of MDR-TB.
She had been started on weight-appropriate standard antituberculous
therapy with rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol.
She was successfully treated with a 6-month regimen of standard antituberculous
Initially, the FDA limited the use of these NAA tests to AFB smear-positive respiratory specimens from patients who had not received antituberculous
drugs for 7 days or within the previous year.
The clinician must rely on clinical judgement in decisions regarding the need for antituberculous
therapy and further diagnostic work-up because negative NAA results do not exclude the possibility of active pulmonary TB.