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Effect of diabetes on tuberculosis presentation and outcomes in Kiribati

Cavanaugh, J.; Viney, K.; Kienene, T.; Harley, D.; Kelly, P. M.; Sleigh, A.; O'Connor, J.; Mase, S.


OBJECTIVES To determine the association between diabetes and the clinical features and treatment outcomes of TB in Kiribati. METHODS We enrolled consecutive patients with TB who presented from August 2010 to February 2012 and compared clinical features and TB treatment outcomes for patients with and without diabetes, as measured by haemoglobin A1c assay. Poor outcome was defined as death, default or treatment failure, and good outcome as treatment success or cure. RESULTS Two hundred and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Tropical Medicine & International Health
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12468


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