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Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013

Treatment Outcomes for Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis and HIV Co-infection

Max R. O’DonnellComments to Author , Nesri Padayatchi, Charlotte Kvasnovsky, Lise Werner, Iqbal Master, and C. Robert Horsburgh
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA (M.R. O’Donnell); Centre for AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa, Durban, South Africa (M.R. O’Donnell, N. Padayatchi, L. Werner); University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (C. Kvasnovsky); King George V Hospital, Sydenham, South Africa (I. Master); Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (C.R. Horsburgh, Jr.); Boston University School of Medicine, Boston (C.R. Horsburgh, Jr.)

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Table 2

Twenty-four month treatment outcomes for 114 patients with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa*

Treatment outcome No. (%) patients
Cure 15 (3.2)
10 (8.8)
Defaulted* 19 (16.7)
Failure 22 (19.3)
Died 48 (42.0)

*One patient initially defaulted and subsequently died.

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