para-aminosalicylic acid


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para-aminosalicylic acid

[¦par·ə ə¦me·nō¦sal·ə¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
(pharmacology)
C7H7NO3 White, crystalline drug used with other drugs in the treatment of tuberculosis. Abbreviated PAS.
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The intrinsic reproducibility of phenotypic DST for several drugs tested routinely including ethambutol, thioamides, cycloserine, and para-aminosalicylic acid is poor.
Patients were not tested for sensitivity to para-aminosalicylic acid (PAS) or capreomycin and so none received appropriate XDR-TB-specific treatment (capreomycin or PAS) at the time.
PPD can also sensitize patients to other allergens, inducing hypersensitivity to natural rubber latex, azo dyes, thiurams, PABA sunscreen, para-aminosalicylic acid, and benzocaine (9-11).
A daily regimen of 12,000 mg para-aminosalicylic acid, 800 mg ofloxacin, 750 mg cycloserine, 750 mg ethionamide, 150 mg thiacetazone, and 1,000 mg amikacin was administered for 2 years, with the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.