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Tuberculosis outcomes in Papua, Indonesia: the relationship with different body mass index characteristics between Papuan and Non-Papuan ethnic groups

Kenangalem, Enny; Waramori, Govert; Pontororing, Gysje J.; Sandjaja, null; Tjitra, Emiliana; Maguire, Graeme; Kelly, Paul M.; Anstey, Nicholas; Ralph, Anna P.


Weight gain achieved during pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) treatment is associated with the likelihood of bacteriological treatment success. It is recognised that weight and body mass index (BMI) characteristics differ between ethnic groups in health and illness states. However there has been no prior investigation of how ethnic differences in BMI might influence tuberculosis treatment outcome. Our aim was to investigate predictors of microbiological response to PTB treatment at the Tuberculosis...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-09-27
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076077


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