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Probl Tuberk. 1998;(3):48-50.

[Effectiveness of extracorporeal ultraviolet blood irradiation in treatment of chronic obstructive bronchitis in pulmonary tuberculosis].

[Article in Russian]


The use of extracorporeal ultraviolet blood irradiation (EXUVBR) in the complex treatment of patients with chronic forms of pulmonary tuberculosis (cavernous, fibrocavernous) concurrent with chronic obstructive bronchitis (COB) has demonstrated a positive effect of the photo-modified autoblood on the course of COB. The findings have suggested that the magnitude of clinical symptoms of COB was nearly halved, the forced expiratory volume per second increased, the counts of stab neutrophils and lymphocytes and erythrocyte sedimentation rate became normal. Analysing the bacterial isolation rate showed a significant decrease in the number of Mycobacteria tuberculosis detected by luminescence microscopy after a session of EXUVBR. The latter used in pulmonary tuberculosis concurrent with COB promotes the enhanced efficiency of treatment of patients with these combined abnormalities.

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