Celecoxib WBA

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The whole blood bactericidal activity (WBA) assay is an ex vivo model for measuring the combined effects of administered drugs, host factors and strain factors on mycobacterial sterilisation. If performed in parallel with PK measurements, the method can be used to evaluate the effect of drugs throughout the dosing cycle. Celecoxib is a COX-2 inhibitor with immuno-modulatory properties important in the host defence against tuberculosis (TB). The aim of this trial is to investigate the effect on WBA of manipulation of the host response to TB using celecoxib, in combination with established TB drugs.