Short-course tuberculosis chemotherapy in rural Somalia.
An 18-month study of tuberculosis patients treated using the 6-8-month short-course chemotherapy in Luuq district situated in the north-east of Gedo region in the south-west of Somalia is presented.
From July 1994 to Decemher 1995,213 patients were passively identified, started on treatment and followed up.
Sputum smear-positive patients were monitored using smear examination.
The outcome of treatment for all patients was evaluated at the end of July 1996.
An overall cure/treatment completed rate of 70% was achieved.
The paper concludes that short-course chemotherapy under directly observed therapy is a useful tuberculosis control strategy, even in areas of conflict.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Pronostic, Stratégie, Surveillance sanitaire, Somalie, Afrique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Prognosis, Strategy, Sanitary surveillance, Somali Republic, Africa, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0217123
Code Inist : 002B05B02O. Création : 11/09/1998.