Effect of treatment onmaximal expiratory flow rates in tropical eosinophilia

Kuppurao, K V and Vijayan, V K and Venkatesan, P and Sankaran, K (1993) Effect of treatment onmaximal expiratory flow rates in tropical eosinophilia. Ceylon Medical Journal, 38. pp. 78-80. ISSN 0009-0875

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Maximal expiratory flow rates such as peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), rates at 25%, 50% and 75% of vital capacity (VE max 25%, VE max 50%, VE max 75%) and forced expiratory flow during the middle half of forced vital capacity (FEF 25-75%) were recorded in 23 patients with tropical eosinophilia (TE) before and after treatment. The mean values of all flow rates were significantly lower (P< 0.001) in untreated TE patients compared to predicted values. After three weeks’ treatment with diethylcarbamazine, although there was a significant rise in the mean values of all expiratory flow rates (P< 0.05) except VE max 75% (P> 0.2), all flow rates continued to be significantly lower (P< 0.01) at one month than predicted values.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2013 10:42
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 06:21
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/337

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