Status of bacillary tuberculosis cases identified in a community survey under different control programmes

Santha, T and Subramani, R and Gopi, P G and Chandrasekaran, V and Narayanan, P R (2006) Status of bacillary tuberculosis cases identified in a community survey under different control programmes. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 10 (4). pp. 466-468. ISSN Print: 1027-3719; Online: 1815-7920

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Abstract

We report the status of bacillary tuberculosis (TB) cases identified in community surveys undertaken at 2.5-year intervals. We observed three cohort periods to represent the different TB control programmes, namely 12–18 months of treatment (pre-short-course chemotherapy [pre-SCC]), 6–8 months SCC and DOTS in the area. There was a significant reduction in deaths from 23% to 17%, and an increase in the proportion of cases negative by smear and/or culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, from 54% to 58% in the pre-SCC and SCC cohorts to 80% in the DOTS cohort. These findings suggest that the DOTS strategy could have a significant influence on TB epidemiology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: status of bacillary TB cases; community survey
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 11:17
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 06:22
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/773

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