To increase the treatment efficacy in patients with extended destructive tuberculosis of the lungs, in the background of adequate combined therapy a number of pathogenetic agents such as methyluracil and glucocorticoids, as well as tuberculin or ultrasound were used. 339 patients were examined. In 320 of them the remote results of the treatment were studied. It was shown that the use of the combined pathogenetic therapy promoted a 19% increase in the frequency of recovery and marked improvement with a simultaneous decrease in the number of lethal outcomes. The remote results of the treatment (closing of the destructive cavities in 88.4 per cent of the patients) proved to be better than the immediate ones. The highest effects were stated in the new cases.
I. S. Gel'berg, S. L. Romaniuk, V. S. Avlasenko