Tuberculosis case-finding and treatment in the central prison of Qazvin province, Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractAs a part of a comprehensive programme of tuberculosis [TB] control in the central prison in Qazvin, Islamic Republic of Iran, a programme of active case-finding was carried out from February 2004 to July 2005. From the 768 prisoners examined, 41 [5.3%] were suspected of TB and gave sputum samples. A total of 7 smear-positive TB cases were found, giving a TB prevalence in the prison of 910 per 100 000, 113 times the total TB prevalence in Qazvin province in the same year. From 7 diagnosed and treated patients, 4 were cured with the category 1 standard regimen, 1 completed treatment and 2 failed to complete treatment. Improvements are needed in TB case recognition of prisoners, especially newcomers
Assefzadeh, M., Barghi, R.Gh. & Shahidi, Sh.S. (2009). Tuberculosis case-finding and treatment in the central prison of Qazvin province, Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117633
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (2), 258-263, 2009
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