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Study of Tuberculosis cases under RNTCP attending Designated Microscopy Centre at Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni

Keywords: DOTS , RNTCP , Treatment completion rate

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Pulmonary Tuberculosis is most common form of tuberculosis (TB). The present study was conducted to study the TB cases attending DMC cum DOTS centre at PRH, Loni. It is a retrospective record based study. TB patients information was collected from the record registers at DOTS centre. Out of 611 patients diagnosed, 188 (30%) are from the age group 0- 10 years. Extrapulmonary TB patients were more 222(36%). New smear positive TB cases were 196 (32%). Total 61% patients were categorized in CAT- I, 9% in CAT-II & 30% in CAT III. Treatment completion rate was 93.69%. In view of the high success of DOTS strategy, the same is recommended to be continued. For transferred cases, a better system of follow up may be explored for monitoring all these cases.

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