Homeopathy 2017; 106(04): 214-222
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2017.08.002
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Case reports on integrated management of tubercular disease

Kusum S. Chand
Priya Kapoor

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Received21 April 2016
revised20 August 2017

accepted28 August 2017

Publication Date:
20 December 2017 (online)

Background: Host immunity plays an important role in prevention of disease as is evident by the increased incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in immuno-compromised population of HIV infected, diabetes inflicted, immune-suppressant therapy and elderly people. Rising incidence of antibiotic resistance has led to resurgence of TB of epidemic proportions. Integrated treatment with add on homeopathy in addition to anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) appears to improve outcome in TB. The intervention has been integrated treatment with homeopathy regime, which is using a patient specific, disease specific and supportive medicine simultaneously, all individualized for the patient and the disease.

Cases: Case 1: Pott's spine with paravertebral abscess, not responding to ATT. Addition of homeopathy led to fall in temperature, improved appetite, increase in weight and reduction of abscess.

Case 2: Recurrent sub-acute intestinal obstruction. The patient could not tolerate ATT but responded to homeopathy by reduction of abdominal pain and distension, vomiting, loose stools and queasiness.

Case 3: Pulmonary TB, treated with both ATT and homeopathy from beginning, led to rapid recovery and shortened treatment time.

Conclusion: The addition of homeopathy to ATT is patient friendly, cost effective and appears to reduces the duration of treatment. Its role as immuno-modulatory therapy should be evaluated and explored.