• Profile and treatment outcomes of elderly patients with tuberculosis in Delhi, India: implications for their management

      Patra, S; Lukhmana, S; Tayler Smith, K; Kannan, A T; Satyanarayana, S; Enarson, D A; Nagar, R K; Marcel, M; Reid, T; Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India (Oxford University Press, 2013-11-04)
      Given India's high rate of TB, rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and growing elderly population, elderly TB patients may be at higher risk of adverse outcomes including death, loss-to-follow-up (LTFU) and treatment failure. This may call for modifications in their management. This study thus aimed to compare the profile and treatment outcomes between elderly (≥60 years) and non-elderly (15-59 years) TB patients.