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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1982;15(1): 139-144.
A Study on Retreatment Patients of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Who had Registered at a City Health Center.
Yong Ja Kim
A study was carried out in 81 retreatment patients with sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis who had previously been treated with first-line drugs for more than one year at Health Center. The Fallowing results were obtained; 1. Of the total 81 case of retreatment patients, male patients occupied 63(77.8%) and 18(22.20%a) were female. Age group of 30-,-49 years was 54.3% of total cases. 2. By extent of disease, moderate advanced cases were 53.1% and far advanced cases were 35.8%. 3. Of 81 patients admitted to the study, 65(80.3%) completed 1 year treatment 16(19.7%) patients discharged prematurely before 1 year. 4 patients terminated their treatment during 9-11 months after registration. 4. Completment rate of chemotherapy was highest (90%) at age of under'. 30 years. 5. Intractable patients with persistant positive sputum test for A.F.B. even after 12 months of retreatment were occupied 9(13.8%) of total retreatment cases.
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