Adamu AL, Aliyu MH, Galadanci NA, Musa BM, Lawan UM, Bashir U, Abubakar I. The impact of rural residence and HIV infection on poor tuberculosis treatment outcomes in a large urban hospital: a retrospective cohort analysis. International journal for equity in health. 2018 Jan 8;17(17). 4 p. PMID: 29310659 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5759183
Successful tuberculosis (TB) treatment is essential to effective TB control. TB-HIV coinfection, social determinants and access to services influenced by rural residence can affect treatment outcome. We examined the separate and joint effects of rural residence and HIV infection on poor treatment outcome among patients enrolled in a large TB treatment centre in Kano, Nigeria.