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  1. Short-course tuberculosis chemotherapy in rural Somalia.

    Article - En anglais

    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.