Tuberculosis contact screening and isoniazid preventive therapy in a South Indian district: operational issues for programmatic consideration.

BACKGROUND: Under India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), all household contacts of sputum smear positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) patients are screened for TB. In the absence of active TB disease, household contacts aged <6 years are eligible for Isoniazid Preve...

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Main Authors: Madhavi Pothukuchi, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Santosha Kelamane, Srinath Satyanarayana, Shashidhar, Sai Babu, Puneet Dewan, Fraser Wares
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2011-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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