TB treatment outcomes following directly-observed treatment at an urban outpatient specialist TB facility in South Africa.

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The treatment of 450 consecutive new patients with pulmonary TB was evaluated to determine outcome following directly-observed treatment. In all, 176 (39.1%) patients were cured, 23 (5.1%) completed treatment, 80 (17.8%) defaulted treatment, 24 (5.3%) died, 54 (12.0%) were lost to follow-up and 93 (20.7%) were transferred out. Increasing age was significant… (More)

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@article{Kharsany2006TBTO, title={TB treatment outcomes following directly-observed treatment at an urban outpatient specialist TB facility in South Africa.}, author={Ayesha B. M. Kharsany and Cathy Connolly and Ayo Olowolagba and Salim S. Abdool Karim and Quarraisha Abdool Karim}, journal={Tropical doctor}, year={2006}, volume={36 1}, pages={23-5} }