Active case-finding for tuberculosis in India.

Prathiksha, Giridharan and Daniel, Bella Devaleenal and Natrajan, Mohan Active case-finding for tuberculosis in India. The National medical journal of India, 32 (2). pp. 90-95. ISSN 0970-258X

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Early identification of presumptive tuberculosis (TB) cases through active case-finding (ACF) would be an important complementary strategy to meet the national urgency in accelerating case detection to achieve the goals of 'End TB' strategy. ACF activities have yielded additional cases in different vulnerable groups in India. The yield of cases depends on the screening tool available, the characteristics of the high-risk population being screened, and most importantly, the linkage between effective diagnostic and treatment facilities. The ACF strategy could be both economically and epidemiologically relevant if it could bring down the level of transmission. This needs long-term research focusing on outcomes such as cases averted and reduction in the prevalence of the disease. Available evidence suggests that ACF is likely to be feasible in Indian settings but needs to be scaled up rapidly to create a good impact.

Affiliation: ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Active case-finding, tuberculosis, India
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 10:21
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 10:21

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