INVESTIGATING OUTCOMES OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS (10-24 YEARS OF AGE) LOST TO FOLLOW-UP FROM TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT IN GABORONE, BOTSWANA.
Year of Publication
2019 Jun 17
<p>This retrospective study investigated outcomes among lost to follow-up (LTFU) adolescents and young adults (AYAs: 10-24 years of age) with tuberculosis (TB) registered from 2008 to 2014 in Gaborone, using surveillance data. Of 68 LTFU AYAs, 16 repeated treatment; 8 completed and 6 were again LTFU. Of 4 confirmed deaths, 3 had TB/HIV coinfection. Approaches to improve AYA retention in TB care are needed.</p>
Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.