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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-6

A study on factors leading to treatment interruption among TB patients at GHTM

1 Prof. & HOD, SMC
2 Associate Professor, GHTM
3 Nodal Officer, GHTM

Correspondence Address:
R Sridhar
Prof. & HOD, Stanley Medical College

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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According to National drug resistance survey 2017, 36.82% of previously treated patients have resistance to at least one ATT drug. This observational study was undertaken to evaluate the reasons for treatment interruption among patients presenting with history of treatment interruption at GHTM. Most patients interrupting treatment were found in the productive age group (82.5%), smokers(72%), alcoholic (82%), 12% of patients were not aware of treatment duration and 16% had other co morbidities. Most of the treatment interruption was after 2 months of ATT. This study provides and insight into reasons for treatment interruption and serves as a guidance to focus on pretreatment counseling with goal of reducing the emergence of drug resistant TB.

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