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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-7

A study on the effectiveness of DOTS on tuberculosis patients treated under RNTCP.


Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore

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N R Masthi
Department of Community Medicine, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore

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A total of 88 Tuberculosis patients who registered for treatment were followed up until their completion. These patients were given treatment under the Government of India implemented RNTCP in the year 1999-2000 in a Tuberculosis unit in Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. Majority of the patients were male and from lower middle class In the present study the cure rate was 72.00 %, treatment completion was 80.55%, default patients were 22.72% and chronic cases were 6.25%.


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