The objective of the study was to evaluate the dynamics of reorganization of connective tissue, aldosterone and glucose level as markers of favorable course of multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.
Materials and methods. The study was performed on 84 patients with firstly diagnosed multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. Aldosterone, free and protein-bound hydroxyproline and glucose levels were measured in all patients.
Results. It was found that in group I patients, free hydroxyproline levels are lower than in group II during the first two months of treatment for 60% at treatment onset and for 29.4% after 2 months of treatment. There was an increase in this index during the first 2 months of treatment in both groups. Protein-bound hydroxyproline level was higher in group I by 21.7%. The level of aldosterone at the treatment onset was almost identical in both groups. After 2 months of treatment, its level decreased in both groups. However, after 2 months of treatment in group I, its index was lower than in group II by 12.7%.
Conclusions. Our results suggest that patients with a favorable course of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis have more pronounced decrease in aldosterone level, which may act as a pro-inflammatory agent and free hydroxyproline, which is a marker for the destruction of connective tissue. Inverse correlation between protein-bound hydroxyproline and glucose levels confirm the importance of normal glucose concentration for repair process.
Keywords: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, glucose level, aldosterone, protein-bound hydroxyproline, free hydroxyproline.
Lilia D. TODORIKO
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Iryna A. OVCHARENKO
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