Treatment outcome of tuberculosis patients under directly observed treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

@article{Getahun2013TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment outcome of tuberculosis patients under directly observed treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.},
  author={Belete Getahun and G Ameni and Girmay Medhin and Sibhatu Biadgilign},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={
          521-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of mortality among infectious diseases worldwide. For effective tuberculosis control, it is a pre-requisite to detect the cases as early as possible, and to ensure that the tuberculosis patients complete their treatment and get cured. However, in many resource-constrained settings treatment outcome for tuberculosis has not been satisfactory. OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the treatment outcome of tuberculosis patients and… CONTINUE READING
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