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Persistng alveolitis in miliary tuberculosis despite treatment with short-course chemotherapy

Vijayan, V K and Jawahar, M S and Reetha, A M and Prabhakar, R (1990) Persistng alveolitis in miliary tuberculosis despite treatment with short-course chemotherapy. Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences, 32 (1). pp. 49-53. ISSN 0377 9343

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Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavages in two patients with miliary tuberculosis have shown lymphocytic alveolitis. A 6-month regimen with an initial intensive 2- month phase resulted in remarkable clinical and radiographic improvement in both. However, bronchoalveolar lavage following treatment has shown that there was a persistence of lymphocytic alveolitis, though with reduced intensity. The significance of the persisting alveolitis, despite treatment, is not known at present. There is also a suggestion that compartment-alisation of lymphocytes may occur in miliary tuberculosis of the lung.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 11:04
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 09:32
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/286

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