Risk factors associated with loss to follow-up from tuberculosis treatment in Tajikistan: a case-control study

@inproceedings{Wohlleben2017RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with loss to follow-up from tuberculosis treatment in Tajikistan: a case-control study},
  author={Jessica Wohlleben and Mavluda Makhmudova and Firuza Saidova and Shahnoza Azamova and Christina Mergenthaler and Suzanne Verver},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND There are very few studies on reasons for loss to follow-up from TB treatment in Central Asia. This study assessed risk factors for LTFU and compared their occurrence with successfully treated (ST) patients in Tajikistan. METHODS This study took place in all TB facilities in the 19 districts with at least 5 TB patients registered as loss to follow-up (LTFU) from treatment. With a matched case control design we included all LTFU patients registered in the selected districts in 2011… CONTINUE READING
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