Retrospective case-control study of risk factors for recurrent tuberculosis in Singapore

@inproceedings{Gan2017RetrospectiveCS,
  title={Retrospective case-control study of risk factors for recurrent tuberculosis in Singapore},
  author={Suay Hong Gan and Kyi W Khinmar and Cynthia B.E. Chee and Leo Leo and Vernon Lee and Yee Tang Wang},
  year={2017}
}
Background: About 6-8% of tuberculosis (TB)cases occurring among Singapore residents have a previous history of TB. Objective: To study the risk factors for recurrent TB and the contribution of re-infection in our residents where the majority of patients are treated under the national TB programme. Method: Residents, aged 16 or above with culture positive TB between 1.1.2006 and 31.12.2013, who relapsed with culture positive TB by 31.12.2016 were recruited.2 controls without relapse were… CONTINUE READING

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