ASSESSMENT OF TREATMENT OUTCOME OF PATIENTS WITH TUBERCULOSIS, AT TREATMENT CENTERS IN KHARTOUM LOCALITY SUDAN 2015.
Kamal Elbssir*, Fatima Fadul Ali, Najlaa Siddig Nasir and Ahmed Abu-Rayyan
This was a (retrospective?) analysis of the treatment outcomes of all TB patients with tuberculosis (TB) registered from January to December 2014 at TB centers of Khartoum locality- Khartoum- Sudan- 2015. Total coverage of all tuberculosis patients that was registered in the TB registration document at TB treatment centers from January to December in 2014. Information was collected from TB registration document at TB treatment centers to satisfy the objectives of the study. The study showed that the treatment outcome of most study participants was successful (607 completed their anti-TB treatment, 203 cured “%?”), the treatment defaulter, failure, and death rates were 13.7%, 0.3%, and 3.3%, respectively and the overall one-year treatment success rate of the TB patients was 82.7%. The study recommends that this treatment success rate should be maintained and strengthened to achieve the development goal, more attention should be paid to modify the TB registration document to include the residents of patient to facilitate the identification of geographical distribution of TB and further studies are needed to identify possible risk factors for unsuccessful treatment outcome.
Keywords: Assessment of Treatment Outcome of Tuberculosis Patients at Khartoum locality Treatment centers- Khartoum- Sudan????
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