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Tuberculosis Recurrence: Multivariate Analysis of Serum Levels of Tuberculosis Drugs, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status, and Other Risk Factors

Masahiro Narita, Michie Hisada, Brinda Thimmappa, Jerry J. Stambaugh, Emad Ibrahim, Elena S. Hollender and David Ashkin

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 3, pages 515-517
Published in print February 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/318490
Tuberculosis Recurrence: Multivariate Analysis of Serum Levels of Tuberculosis Drugs, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status, and Other Risk Factors

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We examined risk factors for tuberculosis recurrence in patients admitted to a tuberculosis hospital in Florida in 1996 and 1997. Recurrence of tuberculosis was not significantly associated with tuberculosis drug levels or HIV status, which indicates that routine drug monitoring may not be beneficial in general patient management.

Journal Article.  1935 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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