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Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2007 May;11(5):585-7.

Treatment outcome cohort analysis in an integrated DOTS and DOTS-Plus TB program in Latvia.

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State Agency for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Riga, Latvia. vija@tuberculosis.lv

Abstract

International guidelines for treatment outcome analysis of tuberculosis cases have been published and are widely used. They do not, however, fully address the incorporation of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases. Here we present an approach to cohort analysis of treatment outcomes for all registered TB cases, including MDR-TB cases. We analyzed all new pulmonary smear- and/or culture-positive cases registered in Latvia during 2002. Analysis of treatment outcomes at 24 months after initial case registration showed overall treatment success at 84%. This approach to outcome analysis is possible only for settings where MDR-TB treatment is established.

PMID:
17439686
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