Risk factors associated with default among smear positive tb patients under rntcp in western maharashtra


Tuberculosis is an infectious disease globally affecting 9.2 million people and 2 million in India per year. Each smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patient can infect approximately 10-15 persons per year. The problem of drug defaulter has been commonly observed wherever prolonged therapy has to be given. In tuberculosis, non adherence to prescribed… (More)


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