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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 277-279

Unsuccessful antituberculosis medication treatment: A characteristic summarization in a suburban province with dense communities of Myanmar migrant worker in Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand


1 26 Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip
26 Medical Center, Bangkok
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/bbrj.bbrj_101_19

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Background: Tuberculosis is an important local public health problem in several areas around the world, including Indochina. In Indochina, the extremely high incidence of tuberculosis is reported at Thailand–Myanmar border area, and the migrant worker is the specific population with a very high incidence of infection. The unsuccessful antituberculosis medication treatment is still the important problem to be managed. Methods: The authors analyzed the epidemiological data on the antituberculosis medication treatment results in suburban province with dense communities of Myanmar migrant worker in Bangkok Metropolitan Region, Thailand. Results: The nonsuccessful rate of antituberculosis medication treatment in this setting is equal to 11.11% (ranges between 7.1% and 17.4%). Transfer out without continuation and death are the two main subtypes of nonsuccess cases. Conclusion: There is still a high incidence of unsuccessful antituberculosis medication treatment in the study setting.


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