Adherence to Drug Medications amongst Tuberculosis Patients in a Tertiary Health Institution in South East Nigeria

@inproceedings{Ubajaka2015AdherenceTD,
  title={Adherence to Drug Medications amongst Tuberculosis Patients in a Tertiary Health Institution in South East Nigeria},
  author={Chika Florence Ubajaka and Emmanuel Chukwunonye Azuike and John O. Ugoji and Onyema E. Nwibo and Obiorah C. Ejiofor and Ifeoma A. Modebe and U Umeh},
  year={2015}
}
Tuberculosis remains one of the major health problems in many tropical countries. An estimated eight to ten million people develop overt tuberculosis annually worldwide as a result of primary infection, endogenous reactivation or exogenous re-infection. About half of all patients with TB do not complete treatment and this contributes to prolonged infectiousness, drug resistance, relapse and death. This study is aimed at assessing the adherence of TB patients to anti-TB medications as well as… CONTINUE READING

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