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P224 Comparison of clinical outcomes and radiographic characteristics between smear negative (clinically diagnosed) and smear positive (bacteriologically diagnosed) pulmonary tuberculosis with category I (2HRZE/4HR) treatment at Cagayan valley medical center: a pilot study

R.S. Busway; G.G.F. Pattaguan; R.A. Ravelo
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1Cagayan Valley Medical Center

2Department of Medicine, Cagayan Valley Medical Center, Carig Sur

3Internal Medicine Consultant Staff, Kalinga Provincial Hospital, Tuguegarao City, Philippines


Copyright 2017, American College of Chest Physicians and Swiss Respiratory Society SGP. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2017;151(5_S):A123. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2017.04.130
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Introduction: Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is the sixth leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. The country is ninth highest TB-burden country in the world. The estimated incidence rate of tuberculosis in the Philippines is 275 per 100, 000 population.

Method: We conducted a prospective cohort study to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of smear positive and smear negative PTB patients receiving Category I treatment. All patients (19 years old and above) who were bacteriologically confirmed through smear microscopy and clinically diagnosed with PTB were included.

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