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Comparing early treatment outcomes of MDR-TB in decentralised and centralised settings in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

2022-09-28T13:45:04+02:001 February 2012|

Date: 1 February 2012 Authors: Loveday, M. 1 ; Wallengren, K. 2 ; Voce, A. 3 ; Margot, B. 4 ; Reddy, T.5 ; Master, I. 4 ; Brust, J. 6 ; Chaiyachati, K. 7; Padayatchi, N. 8 ; Publisher: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease SETTING: In KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, a setting endemic for tuberculosis (TB) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), prolonged hospitalisation for the treatment of the growing number of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients is neither possible nor effective. OBJECTIVE: To compare early treatment outcomes in patients with MDR-TB with and without HIV coinfection at four decentralised [...]

Resistance to TB drugs in KwaZulu-Natal causes and prospects for control

2022-09-26T16:17:09+02:009 July 2011|

Date: 9 July 2011 Authors: Wallengren,1* F. Scano,2 P. Nunn,2 B. Margot,3 S. Buthelezi,3 B. Williams,4 A. Pym,5 E. Y. Samuel,6 F. Mirzayev,2 W. Nkhoma7, L. Mvusi,8 and Y. Pillay8 Abstract: Background: In 2005 there was an outbreak of XDR (extensively drug resistant) TB in Tugela Ferry, which is served by the Church of Scotland Hospital (COSH), in the uMzinyathi District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. An investigation was carried out to determine if XDR TB was occurring elsewhere in the province, and to develop hypotheses for the rise in drug resistance with a view to developing a strategy for the control of [...]

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