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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (15) Last page : (19)
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Factors Associated with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (Tb) in Comparison with Pan-Sensitive Tb Patients in District Tharparkar, Pakistan

Om Parkash*, Akash Mandhan, Ravi Kumar, Mahmood Khan, Asma Nawaz, Fayaz Hussain,

Taluka Hospital Diplo, Sindh, Pakistan
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Received: 21.02.2019 | Revised: 28.03.2019 | Accepted: 5.04.2019  



Objective of this paper: To analyse the factors associated with patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR) in comparison with pan-sensitive tuberculosis in district Tharparkar.
Methods: This is cross sectional study conducted during August to November 2018, in which 59 MDR TB patients and 63 pan-sensitive TB patients are assessed for associated factors like close contact of MDR, previous incomplete/inadequate pan-sensitive TB treatment, previous complete pan-sensitive TB treatment, nutritional status (assessed through BMI), IV drug abuse and HIV status.
Results: 71.2% of MDR-TB and 68.2% pan-sensitive TB patients have close contacts with tuberculosis.39% of MDR-TB patients has history of failed treatment with FLDs.95% of patients in MDR group has BMI less than 18.
Conclusion: Close contacts contribute largely in spread of pan-sensitive and MDR TB among patients in Tharparkar. There is need of special emphasis on strategy and plan to block this chain of disease spread.

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Cite this article: Parkash, O., Mandhan, A., Kumar, R., Khan, M., Nawaz, A., Hussain, F., Factors Assiciated with Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis (Tb) in Comparison with Pan-Sentive Tb Patiets in District Tharparkar, Pakistan, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 15-19 (2019). doi: