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Effect of chemotherapy on cell counts in peripheral blood & bronchoalveolar lavage of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
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PMID:  2091987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cell counts in peripheral blood and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid were estimated in 38 patients with active tuberculosis; 12 patients with tuberculosis who had successfully completed more than 9 months of chemotherapy with isoniazid, rifampicin, and ethambutol; 10 Mantoux negative bronchitic subjects; and 6 control subjects. There were 50 males and 16 females aged 16-50 yr. Age, haemoglobin, total and differential serum proteins, were comparable in the various groups. Patients with active tuberculosis had higher ESR and significantly raised absolute (2.24 +/- 0.13 x 10(3); P less than 0.05), B (0.56 +/- 0.03 x 10(3); P less than 0.01) and Null lymphocyte counts (0.56 +/- 0.05 x 10(3); P less than 0.01) in blood. After chemotherapy there was no significant change in lymphocyte counts (2.43 +/- 0.21; P greater than 0.05). In bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) total cell counts were increased five fold in patients with active disease (40.8 +/- 5.79 x 10(4)/ml) and although these showed considerable reduction after therapy they were higher (18.33 +/- 4.73 x 10(4)/ml) than those in controls (8.3 +/- 1.2 x 10(4)/ml; P greater than 0.05). In bronchitic subjects, total cell counts and macrophage counts in BAL fluid were elevated (P less than 0.01; less than 0.05 respectively) but lymphocyte counts were comparable to controls (3.4 +/- 1.35 x 10(4)/ml vs 1.09 +/- 0.19 x 10(4)/ml; P greater than 0.05). Lymphocytosis in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis persisted even after adequate treatment.
R Dhand; N K Ganguly; N Dang; M Goyal; S Jaswal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Indian journal of medical research     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0971-5916     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-12     Completed Date:  1991-06-12     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374701     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Res     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Sedimentation
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / cytology*
Cell Count
Leukocyte Count
Middle Aged
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / blood,  drug therapy*

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