Time from symptom onset to the initiation of treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in a city with a high incidence of the disease.

@article{Maior2012TimeFS,
  title={Time from symptom onset to the initiation of treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis in a city with a high incidence of the disease.},
  author={Marina de Loureiro Maior and Renata Leborato Guerra and Michelle Cailleaux-Cezar and Jonathan Eric Golub and Marcus Barreto Conde},
  journal={Jornal brasileiro de pneumologia : publicacao oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={202-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the time elapsed between the onset of symptoms and the initiation of treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis among treatment-naïve patients with positive results in sputum smear microscopy, and to evaluate the variables associated with delays in diagnosis and in treatment initiation. METHODS This was a descriptive exploratory study involving 199 treatment-naïve tuberculosis patients > 12 years of age with AFB-positive sputum smear microscopy results between 2006 and 2008. At… CONTINUE READING
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