Tuberculosis treatment outcome and predictors in northern Ethiopian prisons: a five-year retrospective analysis.
BMC Pulm Med 2018 Feb 20;18(1):37. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
Department of Family Medicine, Maastricht University/CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care, PO Box 616, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
Background: The prison situations are notorious for causing interruptions of tuberculosis (TB) treatment and occurrence of unfavorable outcomes. In Ethiopian prisons, though TB treatment programs exist, treatment outcome results and factors contributing to unsuccessful outcome are not well documented. In this study, we assessed the treatment outcome of TB cases and identified risk factors for unsuccessful outcome in northern Ethiopian prisons. Read More