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Volume 12, Number 4—April 2006

Dispatch

Long-term Follow-up for Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis

Sonya S. Shin*Comments to Author , Jennifer J. Furin*, Felix Alcántara†, Jaime Bayona†, Epifanio Sánchez‡, and Carole D. Mitnick*§
Author affiliations: *Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; †Socios en Salud, Lima, Peru; ‡Peruvian Ministry of Health, Lima, Peru; §Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Status of 96 multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients after a median of 67 months of follow-up

Current status Status at time of stopping treatment
Cured Abandoned, culture positive Abandoned, culture negative Failed Total
Alive, culture negative 83 0 2 0 85
Alive, culture positive 0 0 0 0 0
Died, culture positive 1 3 1 1 6
Died, culture negative 2 0 1 0 3
Unknown 0 0 2 0 2
Total 86 3 6 1 96

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