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1.  Plastic bronchitis in beta thalassemia minor 
Plastic bronchitis is a rare pulmonary disorder associated with various conditions like cystic fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary infection and characterized by formation and expectoration of cast which assumes the shape of the bronchial tree. We report a case of a 33-year-old woman with beta thalassemia minor who developed plastic bronchitis.
PMCID: PMC3775201  PMID: 24049256
Beta thalassemia minor; bronchial casts; plastic bronchitis
2.  Flow volume loop as a diagnostic marker 
PMCID: PMC3669562  PMID: 23741103
3.  An unusual interstitial lung disease 
Annals of Thoracic Medicine  2012;7(3):162-164.
PMCID: PMC3425050  PMID: 22924076
4.  Tuberculosis chemotherapy in the 21st century: Back to the basics 
The key to successful elimination of tuberculosis (TB) is treatment of cases with optimum chemotherapy. Poor chemotherapy over time has led to drug-resistant disease. Drug resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis develops by the selective growth of resistant mutants. The incidence of drug-resistant cases depends on the number of bacilli and the drug-resistant mutants in the lesion. The latter is low for individual drugs and even lower for two and three drugs. Therefore, use of combination chemotherapy with three or more drugs results in cure. However, irregular treatment, inadequate drugs, inadequate drug doses or addition of a single drug to a failing regimen allows selective growth of resistant mutants and acquired drug-resistant TB. Contacts of these resistant cases develop primary drug resistant TB. Thus, drug resistance in tuberculosis is a “man-made problem”. Anti-TB chemotherapy must be given optimally by (i) ensuring adequate absorption of drugs, (ii) timely diagnosis and management of drug toxicities and (iii) treatment adherence. New classes of anti-TB drugs are needed; but are unlikely to become available soon. It is vital that the 21st century physicians understand the basic principles of TB chemotherapy to ensure efficient use of available drugs to postpone or even reverse epidemics drug-resistant TB.
PMCID: PMC3162758  PMID: 21886955
Extremely drug-resistant (XXDR) TB; extensive drug (XDR) resistant; first-line drugs; multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB; second-line drugs; total drug-resistant (TDR) TB
7.  A 38-year-old man with lung cysts 
Annals of Thoracic Medicine  2011;6(4):231-234.
PMCID: PMC3183642  PMID: 21977070
8.  Hydatidothorax 
PMCID: PMC3213726  PMID: 22084553

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