Mycobacterial Diseases

Mycobacterial Diseases
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Angeline Grace G

Angeline Grace G
Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital,

  • Review Article
    Treatment Outcomes among Patients Treated With Category II Antituberculosis Regimen: Short Review
    Author(s): Angeline Grace GAngeline Grace G

    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, especially in developing and underdeveloped nations. To add to the burden, drug resistant TB is on the rise and India is handling the dual burden of drug sensitive TB and resistant TB. Previously treated TB cases when compared to the newly diagnosed, have poor treatment success rates and nearly seven times higher incidence of multi drug resistant TB. Proper management of patients treated with Category-II anti-tuberculous treatment (ATT) can result in decrease in emergence of drug resistant bacilli and interruption of disease transmission. Very few studies have reported the treatment outcomes of re-treatment cases and the associated factors in the literature. Favourable outcome rates are highly variable among the failure, relapse and default subgroups. There are many challenges faced by the treating physicians i.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1068.1000257

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