Characteristics and Programme-Defined Treatment Outcomes among Childhood Tuberculosis (TB) Patients under the National TB Programme in Delhi

@inproceedings{Satyanarayana2010CharacteristicsAP,
  title={Characteristics and Programme-Defined Treatment Outcomes among Childhood Tuberculosis (TB) Patients under the National TB Programme in Delhi},
  author={Srinath Satyanarayana and Roopa Shivashankar and Ram Pal Vashist and Lakhbir Singh Chauhan and S. S. Chadha and Puneet Kumar Dewan and Fraser Wares and Suvanand Sahu and Varinder Singh and Nevin Charles Wilson and Anthony D Harries},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood tuberculosis (TB) patients under India's Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) are managed using diagnostic algorithms and directly observed treatment with intermittent thrice-weekly short-course treatment regimens for 6-8 months. The assignment into pre-treatment weight bands leads to drug doses (milligram per kilogram) that are lower than current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for some patients. OBJECTIVES The main aim of our study was to describe… CONTINUE READING