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BACKGROUND The proportion of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) among all the reported tuberculosis (TB) cases has increased in different populations. Despite the large burden of TB in China, the epidemiology of EPTB in China remains largely understudied and the risk factors for having EPTB diagnosis in China have not been identified. METHODS To gain(More)
BACKGROUNDS The failure of current Standard Short-Course Chemotherapy (SCC) in new and previously treated cases with tuberculosis (TB) was mainly due to drug resistance development. But little is known on the characteristics of acquired drug resistant TB during SCC and its correlation with SCC failure. The objective of the study is to explore the traits of(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the therapeutic effects of the standard regimen and the optimized regimen in retreatment pulmonary tuberculosis complicated with diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS In a multi-center cohort study, patients with smear positive retreatment pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) with DM and those without DM [excluding multi-drug resistance (MDR),(More)
The prognosis of patients with previously treated tuberculosis (TB) was suggested to be dependent on whether the initial treatment was in compliance with the established guidelines. The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to determine the proportion of new TB patients who received standard doses of rifampicin in multiple provinces of China, and(More)
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