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Differences in characteristics between Afghani and Iranian patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
The significant differences between Iranian and Afghani Tuberculosis (TB) patients in terms of patient age, income, time were studied. The study was conducted in a tertiary TB center in Iran on all Iranian and Afghani ...
Comparison of Nramp1 gene polymorphism among TB health care workers and recently infected cases; assessment of host susceptibility
Background: A link between polymorphisms in the natural resistance - associated macrophage protein gene 1 (Nramp) and susceptibility to tuberculosis (TB) has been demonstrated worldwide. This study aimed to investigat e ...
Treatment of multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Iran
Setting: Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran, 2000-2002. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment for the first time in Iran. Design: All cases of MDR-TB with ...
Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcome in Iran: A case series of seven patients
Background: Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has recently been identified as a major threat to global health. XDR-TB poses a risk of higher failure rates and death during TB treatment. We report herein the ...
Impact of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis on treatment outcome of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients with standardized regimen: Report from Iran
The limited experience in treating patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) shows a therapeutic success rate under 50-60% and there are no publications regarding the outcome of these patients treated ...
Incidence, clinical and epidemiological risk factors, and outcome of drug-induced hepatitis due to antituberculous agents in new tuberculosis cases
Drug-induced hepatitis (DIH) is an important issue in tuberculosis (TB) treatment. We intend to assess the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of hepatitis due to anti-TB drugs. The study is carried out at the national ...
Management of MDR-TB: Review of Iran's experience
Utility of gastric lavage for diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients who are unable to expectorate sputum
Background: There are number of patients who are unable to expectorate sputum specimens. In this study, we used gastric lavage (GL) test for diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) in patients who were unable to produce sputum. ...
Lethal tuberculosis in a previously healthy adult with IL-12 receptor deficiency
A 33-year-old man was admitted in hospital due to fever, generalized lymphadenopathy, and hepatosplenomegaly. He had a history of anti-tuberculosis treatment in the previous 3 years. Despite normal chest radiograph, a ...
Nontuberculous mycobacteria among patients who are suspected for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis - Need for earlier identification of nontuberculosis mycobacteria
BACKGROUND: In this study, we intended to find the prevalence of nontuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) among patients who are referred as suspected multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases to the only referral center ...