• Published 2017

Faster Sputum Conversion with Addition Phyllanthus niruri Extracts to Standard Anti-Tuberculosis Therapy : A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Pitoyo2017FasterSC,
  title={Faster Sputum Conversion with Addition Phyllanthus niruri Extracts to Standard Anti-Tuberculosis Therapy : A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Ceva Wicaksono Pitoyo and Cleopas Martin Rumende and Jamal Nasir and Feni and Sari Doli Purnama and Hidayat},
  year={2017}
}
Background: Sputum conversion of active pulmonary TB occurs in 48% and 58% patients after four and eight weeks of standard anti-tuberculosis treatment, respectively. Without an effective immune system, standard anti-tuberculosis therapy are not able to eradicate mycobacterium completely, thus using adjunctive immunomodulator Phyllanthus niruri extracts is hypothesized to hasten sputum conversion. Method: A double-blind randomization of 67 newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients into treatment… CONTINUE READING

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