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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 437-441

Treatment Outcome of Pulmonary and Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in TB and Chest Disease Hospital DOT Centre, Goa, India
A.L. Da Costa*, Sanjivani J. Keny and Durga Lawande
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Goa Medical College, India
*Corresponding author

In India, Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) is used to treat patients of tuberculosis as per Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) guidelines. This study was conducted at the DOT centre of TB and Chest Diseases Hospital, Goa Medical College, Goa which is a tertiary care hospital. To evaluate the treatment outcome of patients on DOTS. The study population comprised of 369 patients of pulmonary and extra-pulmonary  tuberculosis. This was a retrospective study over a period of nine years. The cure rate in New Sputum Positive (NSP) cases was 68.18% and treatment success rate 76.13%. In retreatment (RT) cases treatment success rate was 68.33%.Default rate in NSP cases was 12.5% and in RT cases 16.66%. Overall treatment success rate was 77.95% and default rate 12.94%. Treatment success rate at the DOT centre was seen to be lower than expected, due to high default rate.

Keywords: Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme,Directly Observed Treatment Short- course, New Sputum Positive, Retreatment.

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Da Costa, A.L., Sanjivani J. Keny and Durga Lawande. 2016. Treatment Outcome of Pulmonary and Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in TB and Chest Disease Hospital DOT Centre, Goa, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 437-441. doi:
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