oa South African Medical Journal - Conteben in pulmonary tuberculosis

Volume 25, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A review of the new anti-tuberculosis drug, Conteben, is given, and the results of therapy in 10 cases and 10 controls are discussed. It is felt that the drug has a definite effect in pulmonary tuberculosis and that it should be used in earlier cases and for a longer period. The drug is definitely not the cure of tuberculosis. Some toxic effects and their prevention are discussed.

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