Delay in sputum smear conversion and outcomes of smear-positive tuberculosis patients: a retrospective cohort study in Bafoussam, Cameroon

@inproceedings{Djouma2015DelayIS,
  title={Delay in sputum smear conversion and outcomes of smear-positive tuberculosis patients: a retrospective cohort study in Bafoussam, Cameroon},
  author={Fabrice Nembot Djouma and Michel Noubom and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Ateudjieu and Hubert Donfack},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND In limited resource settings, sputum smear conversion at the end of the intensive phase of tuberculosis treatment is an indicator not only of patients' response to treatment, but also of anti-tuberculosis program performance. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated to sputum smear non-conversion at the end of the intensive phase of treatment, and the effect of smear non-conversion on the outcome of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients. METHOD This… CONTINUE READING
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