Teye A Umanah

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Introduction. Correctional facilities house large number of inmates who are at high risk of developing tuberculosis (TB); however factors associated with TB among inmates at Mangaung Correctional Centre have not been studied. Study Population and Methods. We undertook a case control study and reviewed a total of 1140 medical records of inmates treated for(More)
BACKGROUND Multidrug resistant-tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a threat to global tuberculosis control which is worsened by human immune-deficiency virus (HIV) co-infection. There is however paucity of data on the effects of antiretroviral treatment (ART) before or after starting MDR-TB treatment. This study determined predictors of mortality and treatment failure(More)
BACKGROUND The global incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is rising, especially among HIV infected patients, despite intervention programs. Limited data are available on outcomes of MDR-TB treatment, specifically in a cohort of HIV co-infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of this study was to determine the predictors of(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge and perceptions about tuberculosis (TB) can influence care-seeking behavior and adherence to treatment. Previous studies in Malawi were conducted to assess knowledge and attitudes regarding TB in adults, with limited data on knowledge in children. OBJECTIVES This study assessed knowledge and perceptions about TB in children aged 10-14(More)
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