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Initiation of ART with NNRTI-based regimens at 4-12 weeks of TB treatment in advanced AIDS may be safe and effective, and may not be delayed. Further, prospective clinical studies for the optimal timing of ART initiation and ART regimen are needed.
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Four patients with Mycobacterium kansaii pulmonary infection were followed without treatment for 10 to 14 years after diagnosis. Although spontaneous resolution of active disease occurred 5 years after diagnosis in one patient, slowly progressive disease in the absence of significant symptoms was documented in 3 patients during a 12-to-14-year follow-up period. Administration of antituberculous drugs resulted in rapid resolution of signs of active disease in these patients. These observations added to our limited knowledge of the natural history of M. kansasii disease.
Spinal tuberculosis is a common disease in orthopedic clinical practice; however, it is seldom reported after organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of spinal tuberculosis after organ transplantation.
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Alginate nanoparticles appear to have the potential for intermittent therapy of TB.
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Noninferiority of the 4-month regimen to the standard regimen with respect to the primary efficacy end point was not shown. (Funded by the Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases and others; ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00216385.).
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There were 406 isolates with positive M. tuberculosis culture. Sixty-one (15%) were resistant to one or more of the four anti-tuberculosis drugs, of which 58 (95%) were from newly diagnosed cases (primary) and three (5%) were from previously treated cases (acquired). Primary resistance was as follows: any resistance 15%, INH 12.4%, RMP 2%, SM 5.2%, EMB 0.8% and multidrug resistance (MDR, resistance to INH and RMP at least) was found in 0.8%. Acquired resistance was as follows: any resistance 15%, INH 15%, RMP 5%, SM 5% and MDR 5%.
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The study was conducted from February to July 2009 in the West and Centre regions of Cameroon. A total of 756 suspected patients were studied. MTBC species were detected by the standard Ziehl-Neelsen staining method. Bacterial susceptibility to the first line drugs [isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF), ethambutol (EMB) and streptomycin (SM)] were performed on cultures using the indirect proportion method. MTBC species were identified by standard biochemical and culture methods.
In patients with miliary tuberculosis, indocyanine green angiography seems to show choroidal involvement much better than the fluorescein angiography and may be a more important diagnostic tool than fluorescein angiography during the disease course.
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The aim of the study was to determine drug sensitivity and DNA fingerprints of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from retreatment cases of pulmonary tuberculosis. The study population consisted of 131 culture positive, retreatment tuberculosis patients admitted to the Chest Hospital, Welisara, Sri Lanka who had taken anti-tuberculosis drugs previously. Forty-eight percent of the isolates were susceptible to all 12 drugs tested. Twenty isolates were resistant to first line drugs, 28 to both first and second line drugs and 17 to second line drugs. Forty-six percent were resistant to a single drug, 23% to two and 19% to 3 drugs, respectively. Resistance to p-aminosalicylic acid (15%) was most common followed by ethambutol (14%), isoniazid and pyrazinamide (12%). Multi-drug resistance was present in four isolates. Using RFLP analysis the copy number and IS 6110 element in M. tuberculosis strains varied from one to seven, the majority having 3 to 5 copies. The prevalence of acquired drug resistance to individual drugs was comparatively lower except resistance to ethambutol. The majority of retreatment patients belonged to the defaulter category and this stresses the importance of implementing directly observed treatment short course and susceptibility testing of isolates in retreatment TB patients to prevent the spread of drug resistance. By using the IS 6110 genetic marker it was possible to differentiate most of the M. tuberculosis isolates. However, for an unambiguous confirmation of the identities of strains, additional genetic markers should be employed in strain typing such as spoligotyping.
In the years from 1954 to 74 sensitivity tests with about 12 000 strains of tubercle bacilli isolated from patients have been performed by the serial dilution method. From the results of the tests shown in the table one can see a remarkable shift in the frequency of strains sensitive against the so-called major drugs Streptomycin and INH, whereas only slight variations have occurred with the recent drugs Ethambutol and Rifampicin. The well known change of clinic and epidemiology of tuberculosis in the past two decades is indeed accompanied by changed results of microbiological tests. In conclusion the present chemotherapeutical situation proves much better than in 1954: to-day a more sensitive and even smaller reservoir of mycobacterium tuberculosis is facing twice as much highly effective drugs than formerly.
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At the time of presentation of the bilateral hypopyon uveitis the patient was treated with rifabutin (300 mg/day), clarithromycin (1000 mg/day) and ethambutol (1000 mg/day) for an M. avium complex infection. Also, the patient received the protease inhibitor indinavir. The rifabutin dose was reduced to 150 mg/day. Hypopyon and inflammation resolved under therapy with steroids.
Tuberculous brain abscess is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis of the central nervous system. We report a case of a 6-year-old girl with a pontine tuberculous abscess, who presented with fever and quadriparesis and recovered completely after stereotactic aspiration and antituberculous treatment with four drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol). Tuberculous abscess was confirmed based on findings of magnetic resonance imaging, a positive tuberculin test, and the presence of acid fast bacilli in smear and culture of abscess aspirate.
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Shikimate kinase of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is involved in the biosynthesis of aromatic amino acids through shikimate pathway. The enzyme is essential for the survival of M. tuberculosis and is absent from mammals, thus providing an excellent opportunity for identifying new chemical entities to combat tuberculosis with a novel mechanism of action. In this study, an antitubercular library of 1000 compounds was screened against M. tuberculosis shikimate kinase (MtSK). This effort led to the identification of 20 inhibitors, among which five promising leads exhibited half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) values below 10 μM. The most potent inhibitor ("5631296") showed an IC50 value of 5.10 μM ± 0.6. The leads were further evaluated for the activity against multidrug-resistant (MDR)-TB, Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains, mode of action, docking simulations, and combinatorial study with three frontline anti-TB drugs. Compound "5491210" displayed a nearly synergistic activity with rifampicin, isoniazid, and ethambutol while compound "5631296" was synergistic with rifampicin. In vitro cytotoxicity against HepG2 cell line was evaluated and barring one compound; all were found to be non-toxic (SI > 10). In order to rule out mitochondrial toxicity, the promising inhibitors were also evaluated for cell cytotoxicity using galactose medium where compounds "5631296" and "5122752" appeared non-toxic. Upon comprehensive analysis, compound "5631296" was found to be the most promising MtSK inhibitor that was safe, synergistic with rifampicin, and bactericidal against M. tuberculosis.
Ethambutol hydrochloride has been used in the treatment of tuberculosis for 25 years. Its only important adverse effect, retrobulbar neuritis, is thought to be a minor concern with conventional dosages. The author presents four cases of serious visual impairment due to ethambutol therapy. Three of the patients were receiving a maintenance dosage of 15 mg/kg per day. The fourth patient was inadvertently given 25 mg/kg per day for 4 months. After therapy with the drug was stopped, improvement was slow, with complete recovery in two cases and only minor residual changes in a third. The patient who received the higher dosage of ethambutol suffered permanent, marked impairment. Ethambutol appears to contribute little to modern short-course antituberculous regimens that include more potent agents such as isoniazid and rifampin. In view of this and the potential for serious visual impairment, alternative antituberculous agents should be considered.
A retrospective review of medical records of TB cases meeting the study criteria, a Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolate resistant to isoniazid, and intent to treat with a 6-month course of isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol.
The objectives of this study were to (i) compare agreement of the MGIT 960 system for first-line drugs with a methodology (the resistance ratio method [RRM]) that had been used in clinical trials, relating drug susceptibility to clinical outcome; (ii) compare the performance of the MGIT 960, RRM, and microtiter plate assay (MPA) methodologies for second-line drug testing; and (iii) define critical concentrations for ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin for liquid-culture-based testing. The large collection of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (n = 247) used included 176 (71%) multidrug-resistant isolates. The results for MGIT 960 and the RRM for rifampin and isoniazid (n = 200) were in excellent (99 to 100%) agreement for all strains. For streptomycin, 97% of the results at the critical concentration and 92% at high concentration, and for pyrazinamide 92% of results overall, were concordant, but for ethambutol, fewer than 85% (65% for the critical concentration and 84% for the high concentration) of the MGIT-based results were concordant with those for the RRM. The MGIT 960, RRM, and MPA assays (n = 133) correlated well for most second-line drugs tested. For susceptibility to ofloxacin, the MGIT 960 and MPA results were in full agreement. The amikacin and rifabutin results obtained by MGIT 960 agreed with the RRM results in 131 (99%) cases, and for capreomycin, they agreed for 129 of 133 isolates tested (97%). For prothionamide testing, only a limited number of drug-resistant isolates were available for testing and drawing definitive conclusions. We propose critical concentrations of 1.0 microg/ml and 0.125 microg/ml for ciprofloxacin and moxifloxacin, respectively, for liquid-culture-based testing.
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Primary resistance to INH alone was 4%, to SM alone 2%, to RIF alone 0.4%, to INH and SM 1%, and to INH, RIF, SM and EMB 0.4%. Of the isolates of 78 relapse cases, six (8%) were resistant to INH alone, one (1%) to INH and RIF, two (3%) to INH, RIF, SM and EMB. Of the isolates of 69 patients notified with active tuberculosis for over a year, 51 (74%) were susceptible to the drugs tested.
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Vitamin K deficiency caused by antituberculous agents was examined in clinical patients and in experimental rats. When antituberculous agents given to the patients who had only total elental diet because of small intestinal dysfunction, a marked increase in plasma PIVKA-II and a decrease in thrombo-test value were observed. These changes were quickly normalized by administration of vitamin K, despite of succeeding or stopping of antituberculous agents. In rat experiments, effects of four agents (ethambutol, isoniazid, paraaminosalicylate, and rifampicin) on prothrombin time were studied. Among these agents, only rifampicin prolonged prothrombin time. This prolongation depended on drug doses and duration of administration. In addition to this hypoprothrombinemia, an increase in plasma PIVKA-II was also observed, and these changes were normalized within 24 hours of vitamin K administration. These data suggest that rifampicin inhibits vitamin K epoxide reductase interfering re-use of vitamin K and caused vitamin K deficiency in patients with total elental diet.
To report a rare case of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome caused by antituberculosis (TB) drugs, which progressed to acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) after moxifloxacin treatment.