Tuberculosis treatment outcomes and interruption among patients assessing DOTS regimen in a tertiary hospital in semi-urban area of south-western Nigeria.

@article{Omotosho2014TuberculosisTO,
  title={Tuberculosis treatment outcomes and interruption among patients assessing DOTS regimen in a tertiary hospital in semi-urban area of south-western Nigeria.},
  author={Biliaminu Abiodun Omotosho and Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo and Bamidele Olaiya Adeniyi and Oladele Olufemi Ayodeji and Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi and A O Kareem and O T Akitikori and Gregory E. Erhabor},
  journal={Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          51-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tuberculosis remains one of the most infectious diseases worldwide especially with the HIV pandemic. It is a cause of high morbidity and mortality in developing countries including Nigeria. Reasons contributing to high morbidity and mortality include high defaulting rate and treatment interruption. Several studies had evaluated the treatment outcome of tuberculosis but there is paucity of published literature on the outcome of treatment interruption especially in this environment… CONTINUE READING

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