Sierra Leone: TB Is Resistant to Drugs
[Concord] Programme Manager of the National Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program (NLTCP) in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has told Concord Times that the mycobacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB) is still putting on resistance against the Rifampin and Isoniazid drugs they have been administering to TB patients over the years.
Conditions: Tuberculosis; Adherence, Patient; Adherence, Medication; Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Interventions: Behavioral: Keheala Mobile Health Platform and Behavioral Interventions; Behavioral: Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC); Behavioral: SMS Reminder; Other: Standard of Care Sponsors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Keheala; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Kenya National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program; McGill&...
Abstract Reports of simultaneous infections and neoplasms in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) are occasionally seen in the literature. However, coexistent lymphoma with tuberculosis, and Kaposi sarcoma (KS) with tuberculosis occurring in the same lymph node is rare. Coexistent lesions pose diagnostic difficulties. In this article, we report two HIV-positive patients from Zimbabwe who displayed KS and tuberculosis; KS and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the same lymph node. We found only one similar case presentation in the literature, which was reported in India.
Condition: Tuberculosis Interventions: Other: ACF with a seed-and-recruit model; Other: ACF targeting household and neighborhood contacts; Other: ACF targeting the older population using mobile screening units; Other: Passive case finding Sponsors: National University, Singapore; KHANA Center for Population Health Research; National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control; Cambodian Anti-Tuberculosis Association Not yet recruiting