Recurrent Tuberculosis and Associated Factors: A Five – Year Countrywide Study in Uzbekistan

by Jamshid Gadoev, Damin Asadov, Anthony D. Harries et al.
PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176473 – Published: May 4, 2017

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In Uzbekistan, despite stable and relatively high tuberculosis treatment success rates, relatively high rates of recurrent tuberculosis have recently been reported. Recurrent tuberculosis is when a patient who was treated for pulmonary tuberculosis and cured, later develops the disease again. This requires closer analysis to identify possible causes and recommend interventions to improve the situation. Using countrywide data, this study aimed to analyse trends in recurrent tuberculosis cases and describe their associations with socio-demographic and clinical factors.

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