Fixed-dose combination associated with faster time to smear conversion compared to separate tablets of anti-tuberculosis drugs in patients with poorly controlled diabetes and pulmonary tuberculosis in Qatar

Abstract Background Diabetes is associated with increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) treatment failure, death, and relapse compared to patients without diabetes. Current TB regimens are available as fixed dose combination (FDC) and separate tablets (ST), in which using the former is purported to make...

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Main Authors: Mohammad H. Al-Shaer, Hazem Elewa, Yosra Alkabab, Lama H. Nazer, Scott K. Heysell
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2018-08-01
Series:BMC Infectious Diseases
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