Risk factors associated with default from multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, uzbekistan: a retrospective cohort analysis.
AuthorsLalor, M K
du Cros, P
AffiliationMédecins Sans Frontières, Nukus, Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan.
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AbstractThe Médecins Sans Frontières project of Uzbekistan has provided multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in the Karakalpakstan region since 2003. Rates of default from treatment have been high, despite psychosocial support, increasing particularly since programme scale-up in 2007. We aimed to determine factors associated with default in multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis patients who started treatment between 2003 and 2008 and thus had finished approximately 2 years of treatment by the end of 2010.