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L-arginine and vitamin D adjunctive therapies in pulmonary tuberculosis: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Ralph, Anna P; Waramori, Govert; Pontororing, Gysje J; Kenangalem, Enny; Wiguna, Andri; Tjitra, Emiliana; Sandjaja, null; Lolong, Dina B; Yeo, Tsin W; Chatfield, Mark D; Soemanto, Retno K; Bastian, Ivan; Lumb, Richard; Maguire, Graeme P; Eisman, John; Price, Ric N; Morris, Peter S; Kelly, Paul M; Anstey, Nicholas


BACKGROUND Vitamin D (vitD) and L-arginine have important antimycobacterial effects in humans. Adjunctive therapy with these agents has the potential to improve outcomes in active tuberculosis (TB). METHODS In a 4-arm randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled factorial trial in adults with smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Timika, Indonesia, we tested the effect of oral adjunctive vitD 50,000 IU 4-weekly or matching placebo, and L-arginine 6.0 g daily or matching placebo, for 8...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-13
Type: Journal article
Source: PloS one
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070032


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