Accession Number : AD0828316

Title :   ANTIMICROBIAL TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Jancik, E. ; Jancikova, M. ; Novak, M. ; Tousek, J.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 260

Abstract : The correct treatment of tuberculosis as an individual and epidemic disease is discussed. A presentation is given of laboratory methods of studying the bacillus and its resistance to various antitubercular agents. An exposition is presented of the various known methods of therapy using such antituberculotics as streptomycin, isoniazide, and para-aminosalicylic acid in one category, and the use of corticoids as a second form of therapy. The treatment of resistant strains by use of so-called second-line antituberculotics is covered in detail with attention to the known hazards connected with certain compounds.

Descriptors :   (*ANTITUBERCULAR AGENTS, EFFECTIVENESS), MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, CHEMOTHERAPY, CORTICOSTEROID AGENTS, RESISTANCE(BIOLOGY), TOXICITY, METABOLISM, TUBERCULIN, STREPTOMYCINS, ISONIAZID, PHARMACOLOGY, EPIDEMIOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE