Comparison of the effectiveness of 2 treatment regimens in patients with isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis

P. Tabarsi, P. Baghaei, N. Hemmati, M. Mirsaeidi, M. Kazempour, D. Mansouri, M. R. Masjedi

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Abstract

We compared the effectiveness of 2 treatment regimens for isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in 42 patients attending a TB referral centre in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The patients were divided into 2 treatment groups: 26 received the 6-month standard HRZE treatment and 16 received a modified treatment of RZE for 6 months. There were no significant differences in age or sex of the groups. With the standard method of treatment, 21 (80.8%) patients were cured, 4 (15.4%) resulted in treatment failure, and 1 (3.8%) died. In the modified treatment group, 16 (100%) patients were cured. These differences were not statistically significantly different (P = 0.194).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1346-1350
Number of pages5
JournalEastern Mediterranean Health Journal
Volume15
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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    Tabarsi, P., Baghaei, P., Hemmati, N., Mirsaeidi, M., Kazempour, M., Mansouri, D., & Masjedi, M. R. (2009). Comparison of the effectiveness of 2 treatment regimens in patients with isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15(6), 1346-1350.