Delayed diagnosis and associated factors among new pulmonary tuberculosis patients diagnosed at the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Porto Alegre, South Brazil: a prospective patient recruitment study

@inproceedings{Deponti2013DelayedDA,
  title={Delayed diagnosis and associated factors among new pulmonary tuberculosis patients diagnosed at the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Porto Alegre, South Brazil: a prospective patient recruitment study},
  author={Gracieli Nadalon Deponti and Denise Rossato Silva and Ana Cl{\'a}udia Coelho and Alice M{\^a}nica Muller and Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Control of tuberculosis (TB) depends on early diagnosis and treatment at the primary health care level. However, many patients are still diagnosed late with TB at hospitals. The present study aimed to investigate the delay in diagnosis of TB patients at the emergency department. METHODS This was a prospective study in a general, tertiary care, university-affiliated hospital of a city with a high prevalence of TB in Brazil. New TB patients ≥ 14 years diagnosed with pulmonary TB at… CONTINUE READING
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