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Table 3 Bacteriological evolution of DR-TB historical controls at "Benéfico Jurídico" Hospital (1994–1999) under specific chemotherapy. These patients had failed to respond to the standard DOTS regime and were then further treated with chemotherapy according to the sensitivity of their strains.

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

  Sputum acid-fast-bacillus smear status Sputum culture status
  Positive Negative Positive Negative
Trimester N % N % N % N %
1 17 89.5 2 10.5 19 100 - -
2 5 26.3 10 52.6 8 42.1 7 36.8
3 2 10.5 9 47.4 2 10.5 9 47.4
4 2 10.5 9 47.4 2 10.5 9 47.4
  1. Five patients died and other three interrupted the chemotherapy before concluding it. Percents are calculated considering initial DR-TB population (19 patients)