INVESTIGATING OUTCOMES OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS (10-24 YEARS OF AGE) LOST TO FOLLOW-UP FROM TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT IN GABORONE, BOTSWANA.

TitleINVESTIGATING OUTCOMES OF ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS (10-24 YEARS OF AGE) LOST TO FOLLOW-UP FROM TUBERCULOSIS TREATMENT IN GABORONE, BOTSWANA.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsEnane LA, Lowenthal ED, Arscott-Mills T, Eby J, Caiphus C, Kgwaadira B, Coffin SE, Steenhoff AP
JournalPediatr Infect Dis J
Date Published2019 Jun 17
ISSN1532-0987
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1097/INF.0000000000002369
Alternate JournalPediatr. Infect. Dis. J.
PubMed ID31220045
Grant ListK23 HD095778 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States