Treatment outcome of TB/HIV positive and negative smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients treated using daily self-administered therapy in a Cameroonian district hospital.

@article{Sume2009TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment outcome of TB/HIV positive and negative smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients treated using daily self-administered therapy in a Cameroonian district hospital.},
  author={Gerald Etapelong Sume and Moshe B Hoshen and Geramizadeh Bita and Simon Kabor{\'e} and Valery Nzima Nzima},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={86 10},
  pages={469-75}
}
BACKGROUND In our previous study we found that half of the patients treated at the Nylon District Hospital tuberculosis (TB) treatment centre were seropositive. HIV does not only fuel the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide but it is also at least in part, responsible for the non-achievement of the 85% cure rate target. OBJECTIVE To compare the TB treatment outcome of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis (SPPT) patients who did an HIV test and those who refused the test as well as… CONTINUE READING
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