Drug-resistant TB treatment: concerns over absconding patients

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2015
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Moyo
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, KHAYELITSHA, TREATMENT CENTRES, TUBERCULOSIS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-july-to-sept-2015/drug-resistant-tb-treatment
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Abstract

A study in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape illustrated the difficulty of retaining patients on drug-resistant TB treatment, a tendency that poses a significant threat to containing the spread of multidrug-resistant TB in the country, writes Sizulu Moyo. That drug-resistant TB is increasing year-on-year is clear when analysing the number of multidrug-resistant TB cases.