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Today's Message

Steroids In Tuberculosis

1. The inflammatory response to tubercle bacilli can lead to tissue injury.

2. Steroids in TB are currently indicated in:

Tubercular meningitis.

Tubercular pericarditis.

TB IRIS(Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome)

3. Recent Studies have proven that it may also have a role in treatment.


Endobronchial tuberculosis.

ARDS, Optochiasmatic arachnoiditis (OCA), Tuberculoma.

Haematological manifestations – HLH. ITP.

4. More data is required regarding HIV infected population as well