Are community surveys to detect tuberculosis in high prevalence areas useful? Results of a comparative study from Tiruvallur District, South India.

@article{Sntha2003AreCS,
  title={Are community surveys to detect tuberculosis in high prevalence areas useful? Results of a comparative study from Tiruvallur District, South India.},
  author={Tibor S{\'a}ntha and Garg Renu and Thomas R Frieden and Rajasekaran Subramani and Punnathanathu Gopalan Gopi and Vedachalam Chandrasekaran and N. Selvakumar N. Selvakumar and Aleyamma Thomas and Ramamurthy S Rajeswari and Rajeswari Ramachandran and Chockalingam Kolappan and Prema Gurumurthy},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          258-65
        }
}
BACKGROUND In Tiruvallur District, South India, tuberculosis cases are detected at health facilities (HF) as part of a DOTS programme, and by screening adults through community survey (CS) as part of ongoing epidemiological research. OBJECTIVE To compare socio-demographic, clinical and bacteriological characteristics and treatment outcomes of all patients detected at HF with those of all patients detected by CS during a 12-month period. RESULTS Of 32,663 adults surveyed, 100 had smear… CONTINUE READING

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