This is a common practice in a low resource country like ours, where prevalence of tuberculosis is very high; Patients are put on antituberculous drugs
, if no other diagnosis is made.
For the treatment of TSD, four antituberculous drugs
were administered for the first two months of therapy, followed by two drugs for 10 months.
Her rapid recovery in the absence of steroids or antituberculous drugs
further supported our presumed diagnosis of pyogenic meningitis.
Of these, the patients with TB were treated with antituberculous drugs
after sputum tests and further workup, while the ones with primary lymphatic malignancy and malignant secondaries were referred to the regional cancer centre for further evaluation.
Despite advances in diagnostic technology and invention of new antituberculous drugs
, TB continues to remain a major public health concern.
Despite the availability of antituberculous drugs
for the past 60 years, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health threat worldwide.
Unlike pulmonary Kochs, osteoarticular tuberculosis should be treated with antituberculous drugs
for a longer duration, preferably for 18 months.
Figure 1 summarizes the distribution of smear density at initiation of antituberculous drugs
Ambaram, "New antituberculous drugs
in development," Current HIV/AIDS Reports, vol.
First-line antituberculous drugs
such as isoniazid, rifampicin, and ethambutol can be used safely in pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Prompt treatment with appropriate antituberculous drugs
is critical in preventing morbidity and mortality.