High-compliance tuberculosis treatment programme in a rural community

D. Wilkinson*

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Abstract

The global tuberculosis epidemic is being fuelled by dual infection with human immunodeficiency virus type I. Short-course chemotherapy is effective but usually fails for operational reasons. A community-based treatment programme of twice-weekly fully-supervised treatment is described in which 89% of surviving patients completed treatment under programme conditions. Half the patients were successfully supervised by non-health workers. New approaches are needed to combat the global tuberculosis epidemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-648
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet
Volume343
Issue number8898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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