Lung India


Year
: 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10--13

Short Course Chemotherapy In Diabetics With Tuberculosis - A Comparison With Non-Diabetic Tuberculosis Patients


K. K Gupta1, N. K Jain2, A Madan3, J. P Jhamaria4, T. N Sharma5, G Deopura6, R. G Mandhana7 
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K. K Gupta


Twenty-five diabetic and 50 non-diabetic pulmonary tuberculosis patients were treated with six months short course chemotherepy (2 SHRZ/4 HR). Clinical, radiological and bacteriological course was almost similar in both the groups. The sputum conversion was achieved in 92 per cent non-diabetics and 78 per cent diabetics at the end of third month and all the smears were negative for acid-fast bacilli from fourth month onwards in non-diabetics and fifth month onwards in diabetics. The response of six month short course chemotherapy in diabetic tuberculosis has been excellent in all respects as compared to the non-diabetic tuberculosis patients, provided the diabetes is promptly controlled with effective drugs, including insulin. Longer follow up is required to detect relapses.


How to cite this article:
Gupta K, Jain N, Madan A, Jhamaria J, Sharma T, Deopura G, Mandhana R. Short Course Chemotherapy In Diabetics With Tuberculosis - A Comparison With Non-Diabetic Tuberculosis Patients.Lung India 1996;14:10-13


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Gupta K, Jain N, Madan A, Jhamaria J, Sharma T, Deopura G, Mandhana R. Short Course Chemotherapy In Diabetics With Tuberculosis - A Comparison With Non-Diabetic Tuberculosis Patients. Lung India [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Dec 3 ];14:10-13
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