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In patients with tuberculous chest infections caused by intracellular Mycobacteria elevated serum neopterin levels could be found. In the present study neopterin levels were elevated in 5/6 patients with proven tuberculous bone infections as well. Neopterin determinations in serum were especially helpful for the drug monitoring of these patients. After a sufficient antituberculous therapy initially elevated neopterin levels decreased and remained within normal range. Persistent elevation ofdoi:10.1515/pteridines.19184.108.40.206 fatcat:kwhd5wkqvndivk4ruken3fvuli