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Int J Mycobacteriol. 2019 Oct-Dec;8(4):371-373. doi: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_140_19.

Newly registered tuberculosis: A comparison of rate and success of management in two island districts with different in accessibility of transportation in Thailand.

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1
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand.
2
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria.

Abstract

Background:

Tuberculosis is an important infection that can be seen in several countries. The occurrence of disease in the remoted setting is an interesting issue that is an actual challenge for management. Here, the authors present and discuss on the newly registered tuberculosis cases in two island districts of Thailand, a tropical endemic country in Southeast Asia.

Methods:

The authors hereby retrospectively analyzed registered data of newly registered tuberculosis cases in two island districts with different in accessibility of transportation in Thailand. A comparison of rate and success of management was made.

Results:

According to the statistical analysis, there is a significant difference of incidence rates of newly registered tuberculosis cases between the two island districts (0.13% vs. 0.04%). There is also a significant difference of successful antituberculosis drug management rates between the two island districts (72.7% vs. 100%).

Conclusion:

The island district with easier accessibility by transportation has a more number of newly registered tuberculosis case and a less success rate of antituberculosis drug treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Accessibility; island; rate; success; transportation; tuberculosis

PMID:
31793508
DOI:
10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_140_19
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