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Impact of Multidrug Resistance on Tuberculosis Recurrence and Long-Term Outcome in China

Sun, Yanni; Harley, David; Vally, Hassan; Sleigh, Adrian


Little is known about the impact of drug resistance on recurrence in TB. We conducted a cohort study to measure the impact of multi-drug resistance (MDR) on TB recurrence over nine years in Henan Province China. We reviewed medical records and conducted field interviews of 100 MDR and 150 non-MDR TB patients who were treated between 2001 and 2002. We compared long-term recurrence rates, risk factors, and outcomes in 2010 for 234 individuals who could be followed up. About one third (29.5%,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: PloS one
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168865
Access Rights: Open Access


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