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Table 2 Six months follow-up data of DR-TB patients treated with IFN gamma

From: Adjuvant interferon gamma in patients with drug – resistant pulmonary tuberculosis: a pilot study

Patient 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Drug regimen ETB   ETB ETB   ETB   
   RIF    RIF   RIF RIF
  ETN   ETN ETN   ETN   
   ETB    ETB   ETB ETB
  PRZ   PRZ PRZ   PRZ   
   PRZ    PRZ   PRZ PRZ
  CPF   CPF CPF   CPF   
   KAN    KAN   KAN KAN
  KAN   KAN AMK   KAN   
Gain BMI (Kg/m 2 ) 1.8 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 2.2 1.8 - 2.1!
Sputum smear status Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative
Sputum culture status Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative Negative
Conversion time 2 mo. 3 mo. 3 mo. 1 mo. 3 mo. 2 mo. 2 mo. 3 mo.
Thorax X-ray Residual fibrosis Reabsorption and residual fibrosis Residual bilateral fibrosis. Lesions resolution Residual fibrosis Lesions size reduction Residual fibrosis Lesions size reduction
GSR (mm/h) 5 48 26 40 42 20 23 77
  1. Legend: see Table 1
  2. ! Lost body weight