Tuberculosis treatment outcome and its determinants in a tertiary care setting in south-eastern Nigeria.

@article{Ukwaja2013TuberculosisTO,
  title={Tuberculosis treatment outcome and its determinants in a tertiary care setting in south-eastern Nigeria.},
  author={Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja and Ngozi Appolonia Ifebunandu and Patrick N. Osakwe and Isaac N Alobu},
  journal={The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          125-9
        }
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate tuberculosis treatment outcomes in a Nigerian tertiary-care setting and to identify factors associated with unsuccessful treatment outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective audit of tuberculosis patients registered for treatment from January 2006 to December 2010 at Federal Medical Centre Abakaliki, Nigeria. Six treatment outcome criteria were assessed based on guidelines set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Analysis was conducted using SPSS… CONTINUE READING