Arecord review of tuberculosis (TB) patients registered in 2009 using a
structured proforma from two sources, Tuberculosis and Laboratory
Register, was undertaken in the six districts of Chhattisgarh, India.
In smear positive cases, of 10,048 follow-up examinations, 45 (0.5%)
were found to be smear positive only on the second sputum when the
result of the first sample was negative. In smear negative pulmonary and
extra pulmonary TB patients, of 6,206 follow-up smear examinations,
11(0.2%) were found to be smear positive.
Kundu, D.; Kumar, AV.; Satyanarayana, S.; Dewan, PK.; Nair, SA.; Khaparde, K.; Nayak, P.; van der Bergh, R.; Manzi, M.; Enarson, DA.; Deshpande, MR.; Chandraker ,S. Can Follow-Up Examination of Tuberculosis Patients Be Simplified? A Study in Chhattisgarh, India. PLoS ONE (2012) 7 (12) e51038. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051038]
Can follow-up examination of tuberculosis patients be simplified? A study in Chhattisgarh, India.