Diagnostic delay and associated factors among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


BACKGROUND Tanzania is among the 30 countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burdens. Because TB has a long infectious period, early diagnosis is not only important for reducing transmission, but also for improving treatment outcomes. We assessed diagnostic delay and associated factors among infectious TB patients. METHODS We interviewed new smear… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s40249-017-0276-4