Low levels of drug resistance amidst rapidly increasing tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus co-epidemics in Botswana.

@article{Kenyon1999LowLO,
  title={Low levels of drug resistance amidst rapidly increasing tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus co-epidemics in Botswana.},
  author={Thomas A. Kenyon and Michael J Mwasekaga and Robin E. Huebner and D W Rumisha and Nancy J. Binkin and E T Maganu},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={1999},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={4-11}
}
SETTING Botswana, southern Africa, where the tuberculosis (TB) case rate increased by 120% from 1989 to 1996 in spite of a decade of implementation of the directly observed therapy, short-course (DOTS) strategy. OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence of and risk factors for drug-resistant tuberculosis in an epidemic setting. DESIGN Systematic national random survey of newly diagnosed pulmonary TB and all patients with TB requiring retreatment during 1995-1996. Interviews were conducted, human… CONTINUE READING
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