DOTS for TB relapse in India: A systematic review

@inproceedings{Azhar2012DOTSFT,
  title={DOTS for TB relapse in India: A systematic review},
  author={Gulrez Shah Azhar},
  booktitle={Lung India : official organ of Indian Chest Society},
  year={2012}
}
In India, under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), the percentage of smear-positive re-treatment cases is high. The causes of re-treatment include relapse of the disease after successful completion of treatment, treatment failure, and default in treatment. RNTCP does not follow up the patients for any period of time after successful completion of treatment to determine whether they relapse. Given the high cost of treatment for each patient under RNTCP and the potential… CONTINUE READING

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