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Effect of Antitubercular Treatment on Tumorous Endobronchial Tuberculosis

De, Sajal MD, FCCP

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology: April 2011 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 171–175
doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e318217ccea
Case Reports

Four cases of tumorous endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) were prospectively evaluated to assess the effect of antitubercular treatment (ATT) on tumorous EBTB. All 4 patients received standard ATT (isoniazid, rifampicin, ethambutol, and pyrizinamide for 2 months followed by isoniazid and rifampicin). At the completion of ATT, bronchoscopy was repeated in all cases and no residual structural abnormality of the bronchus was identified. Short-course ATT without corticosteroid is effective in preventing residual endobronchial complication of tumorous EBTB.

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Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Maharashtra, India

Reprints: Sajal De, MD, FCCP, Qr No-8, Type III, Vivekananda Colony, MGIMS Campus, Sevagram, Maharashtra 442102, India (e-mail: sajalde@yahoo.com).

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Received December 19, 2010

Accepted February 14, 2011

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