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[Tuberculosis in adolescents: diagnosis, clinical picture, and treatment].

Authors
  • Firsova, V A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Problemy tuberkuleza
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Issue
3
Pages
23–26
Identifiers
PMID: 12744058
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The paper is dedicated to the anniversary of Professor V. I. Puzik, Honored Science Worker. It gives the data of morphological studies from her dissertation and some sections of the dissertations supervised by V. I. Puzik. The paper also presents data on the diagnosis, clinical picture, and treatment of tuberculosis in adolescents. The problems of early detection, differential diagnosis, the significance of concomitant diseases and social factors in the course of tuberculosis are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the importance of drug resistance in adolescent patients with tuberculosis, which has been revealed in 63.3% of cases. Complex treatment with essential, reserve, and combined antituberculous drugs is recommended in relation to the sensitivity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is also advisable to treat concomitant diseases and to prescribe pathogenetic agents enhancing the body's overall resistance.

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