10-year assessment of treatment outcome among Cambodian refugees with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in Khao-I-Dang, Thailand.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/19976
Title:
10-year assessment of treatment outcome among Cambodian refugees with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in Khao-I-Dang, Thailand.
Authors:
Sukrakanchana-Trikham, P; Puéchal, X; Rigal, J; Rieder, H L
Journal:
Tubercle and Lung Disease
Abstract:
Tuberculosis control among displaced persons is fraught with difficulties to ensure adherence of patients to treatment for a prolonged period of time. In the Khao-I-Dang camp for Cambodian refugees an approach with daily, directly observed treatment throughout the course of 6 months duration was chosen to address the problem. Of a total 929 patients with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis who were enrolled from 1981 to 1990, 5.0% died, 75.5% completed treatment and were bacteriologically cured with a day-to-day adherence of more than 98%, none failed bacteriologically, 19.2% were transferred to another camp where continuation of treatment was guaranteed, and only 0.4% absconded from treatment. These data suggest that the approach to tuberculosis control in this refugee camp was very effective in cutting the chain of transmission of tuberculosis in a highly mobile population and in reducing substantially unnecessary morbidity and mortality.
Affiliation:
Médecins sans Frontières Tuberculosis Programme, Khao-I-Dang, Prachinburi, Thailand.
Publisher:
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Issue Date:
Dec-1992
PubMed ID:
1292720
Language:
en
ISSN:
0962-8479
Appears in Collections:
TB

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSukrakanchana-Trikham, P-
dc.contributor.authorPuéchal, X-
dc.contributor.authorRigal, J-
dc.contributor.authorRieder, H L-
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-06T14:20:18Z-
dc.date.available2008-03-06T14:20:18Z-
dc.date.issued1992-12-
dc.identifier.citation10-year assessment of treatment outcome among Cambodian refugees with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in Khao-I-Dang, Thailand. 1992, 73 (6):384-7 Tuber. Lung Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn0962-8479-
dc.identifier.pmid1292720-
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis control among displaced persons is fraught with difficulties to ensure adherence of patients to treatment for a prolonged period of time. In the Khao-I-Dang camp for Cambodian refugees an approach with daily, directly observed treatment throughout the course of 6 months duration was chosen to address the problem. Of a total 929 patients with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis who were enrolled from 1981 to 1990, 5.0% died, 75.5% completed treatment and were bacteriologically cured with a day-to-day adherence of more than 98%, none failed bacteriologically, 19.2% were transferred to another camp where continuation of treatment was guaranteed, and only 0.4% absconded from treatment. These data suggest that the approach to tuberculosis control in this refugee camp was very effective in cutting the chain of transmission of tuberculosis in a highly mobile population and in reducing substantially unnecessary morbidity and mortality.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseaseen
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (www.iuatld.org)en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshCambodiaen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshMycobacterium tuberculosisen
dc.subject.meshPatient Complianceen
dc.subject.meshRefugeesen
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.subject.meshSputumen
dc.subject.meshThailanden
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcomeen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Pulmonaryen
dc.title10-year assessment of treatment outcome among Cambodian refugees with sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in Khao-I-Dang, Thailand.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins sans Frontières Tuberculosis Programme, Khao-I-Dang, Prachinburi, Thailand.en
dc.identifier.journalTubercle and Lung Diseaseen

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