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Treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient on maintenance haemodialysis
  1. F. W. Smith,
  2. G. R. D. Catto,
  3. M. MacLeod

    Abstract

    A case of pulmonary tuberculosis in a patient on maintenance haemodialysis is reported. A 37-year-old man who had received intermittent haemodialysis for 5 years, developed pulmonary tuberculosis which was treated initially with isoniazid, sodium aminosalicylate (PAS) and rifampicin. Isoniazid and PAS were discontinued and treatment continued with rifampicin alone. One year later, the patient is well, has no evidence of active tuberculosis and undertakes his own dialysis at home.

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