This article is published in PLOS One
The MSF project of Uzbekistan has provided multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment in the Karakalpakstan region since 2003. Rates of default from treatment have been high, despite psychosocial support, increasing particularly since programme scale-up in 2007. We aimed to determine factors associated with default in multiand extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis patients who started treatment between 2003 and 2008 and thus had finished approximately 2 years of treatment by the end of 2010.
Maeve K. Lalor, Jane Greig, Sholpan Allamuratova1, Sandy Althomsons, Zinaida Tigay, Atadjan Khaemraev, Kai Braker, Oleksander Telnov, Philipp du Cros