Impact of malnutrition on clinical presentation, clinical course, and mortality in MDR-TB patients.

@article{Podewils2011ImpactOM,
  title={Impact of malnutrition on clinical presentation, clinical course, and mortality in MDR-TB patients.},
  author={Laura Jean Podewils and Timothy Holtz and Vija Riekstiņa and Vija Skripconoka and Evija Zarovska and Gunta Kirvelaite and E Kreigere and Vaira Leimane},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 1},
  pages={113-20}
}
Despite the adoption of strategies to prevent and treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) over the past decade, Latvia continues to have one of the highest rates of MDR-TB in the world. It is important to identify modifiable factors that may impact on MDR-TB patient outcomes. A study was conducted to elucidate the association between nutritional status and clinical presentation, clinical course, and mortality in 995 adult patients treated for MDR-TB from 2000 to 2004. Twenty percent of… CONTINUE READING
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