Paradoxical pleural response to antituberculous chemotherapy and isoniazid-induced lupus. Review and report of two cases.

Abstract

Among 28 inpatients receiving antituberculous chemotherapies including isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin, we found 2 patients with newly developing pleural effusion in the hemithorax during the initial phase of successful chemotherapy. The analysis of the effusion fluids revealed an elevated level of antinuclear antibody and a decreased level of total… (More)

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