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Title: Efficacy of DOTS strategy in treatment of respiratory tuberculosis in Gorgan, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Abassi, A.
Mansourian, A.R.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We carried out a follow-up cohort study of 260 smear-positive patients [178 on directly observed treatment, short-course [DOTS]; 82 on non-DOTS] over a 2-year period to evaluate the efficacy of the DOTS strategy in treatment of tuberculosis [TB]. All the patients had cough for > 3 weeks; 91.9% had fever, 60.8% of them with sputum; and 27.7% had a positive family history. The rate of treatment failure with DOTS was 9.0% at the end of the 2nd month and 1.7% at the beginning of the 5th month. In the control group these rates were 18.3% and 7.3% respectively. The DOTS strategy significantly increased the success rate of TB treatment [P < 0.05]
Description: 664-669
Keywords: Antitubercular Agents
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ISSN: 1020-3397
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