Risk factors associated with default from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, South Africa, 1999-2001.

@article{Holtz2006RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with default from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, South Africa, 1999-2001.},
  author={Timothy H Holtz and Joey Lancaster and Kayla F. Laserson and Charles D. Wells and Lilian Thorpe and Karin Weyer},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={649-55}
}
SETTING Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment centers in five provinces, South Africa. OBJECTIVES To estimate the mortality and evaluate risk factors associated with default from MDR-TB treatment. DESIGN Using registries and a standardized questionnaire, we conducted a case-control study among patients diagnosed and treated for MDR-TB. Cases were defined as patients who began MDR-TB treatment between 1 October 1999 and 30 September 2001 and defaulted from treatment for more… CONTINUE READING