Mortality among tuberculosis patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

@article{Henegar2012MortalityAT,
  title={Mortality among tuberculosis patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo.},
  author={Cassidy E. Henegar and Frieda Mtf Behets and Koen Vanden Driessche and Martine Tabala and Etienne Bahati and Valentin Bola and Annelies van Rie},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={
          1199-204
        }
}
SETTING Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. OBJECTIVE To identify programmatic interventions for improved survival in patients receiving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) at primary care clinics. DESIGN Retrospective cohort of adult patients initiating anti-tuberculosis treatment between January 2006 and May 2007. RESULTS Among 5685 patients, 390 deaths occurred during anti-tuberculosis treatment, of which half (52%) did so during the first 2 months. Patients with smear-negative… CONTINUE READING
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