Profile and treatment outcome of smear-positive TB patients who failed to smear convert after 2 months of treatment in Nigeria.

@article{Ukwaja2014ProfileAT,
  title={Profile and treatment outcome of smear-positive TB patients who failed to smear convert after 2 months of treatment in Nigeria.},
  author={Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja and Daniel Chukwunweolu Oshi and Sarah Nakalema Oshi and Isaac N Alobu},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2014},
  volume={108 7},
  pages={431-8}
}
BACKGROUND In Nigeria, little is known about the profile and treatment outcomes of smear-positive pulmonary TB (SPPTB) patients with persistent smear positivity after 2 months of treatment. METHODS A retrospective cohort study was carried out to determine the characteristics and treatment outcomes of patients with persistent smear positivity after 2 months of treatment among adults with SPPTB between 2011 and 2012 in two large health facilities in Nigeria. Findings were compared with SPPTB… CONTINUE READING