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Research Article

Tuberculosis Recurrence and Mortality after Successful Treatment: Impact of Drug Resistance

  • Helen Cox mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Helenscox@yahoo.com.au

    Affiliation: The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Yared Kebede,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières—Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • Sholpan Allamuratova,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières—Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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  • Gabit Ismailov,

    Affiliation: Médecins Sans Frontières—Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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  • Zamira Davletmuratova,

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Nukus, Uzbekistan

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  • Graham Byrnes,

    Affiliation: Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Christine Stone,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia

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  • Stefan Niemann,

    Affiliation: National Reference Centre for Mycobacteria, Borstel, Germany

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  • Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes,

    Affiliation: National Reference Centre for Mycobacteria, Borstel, Germany

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  • Lucie Blok,

    Affiliation: Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Daribay Doshetov

    Affiliation: Ministry of Health, Nukus, Uzbekistan

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  • Published: October 03, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030384

About the Authors

Helen Cox
The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Yared Kebede
Médecins Sans Frontières—Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sholpan Allamuratova, Gabit Ismailov
Médecins Sans Frontières—Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Zamira Davletmuratova, Daribay Doshetov
Ministry of Health, Nukus, Uzbekistan
Graham Byrnes
Centre for Molecular, Environmental, Genetic, and Analytic Epidemiology, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Christine Stone
Department of Human Services, Victoria, Australia
Stefan Niemann, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes
National Reference Centre for Mycobacteria, Borstel, Germany
Lucie Blok
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: Helenscox@yahoo.com.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HC, YK, and GI conceived and designed the study. HC, SA, ZD and DD coordinated and conducted the data collection. SN and SRG conducted laboratory analyses. HC and GB conducted statistical analyses. HC, CS, and LB wrote the paper with input from all other authors.