versión ISSN 1029-3019
Relapse and associated risk factors in patients with tuberculosis in Santiago de Cuba (2002-2008). MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.8, pp. 1045-1053. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 36 patients with relapses due to tuberculosis in Santiago de Cuba province from 2002 to 2008, to characterize them according to some clinical and epidemiological variables. It was observed that relapses had an upward tendency, mainly in Santiago de Cuba municipality, with predominance in male sex, in the age group of 60 years and over, single people and those that had primary school level and middling or bad economic status. An inadmissible delay was evidenced between the date of beginning of the symptoms and the confirmation of the diagnosis, thus recommending to maintain as priorities the surveillance and control of the National Program of Tuberculosis in the community, so that it allows to reduce prevalence of relapses due to this condition in the territory.
Palabras llave : tuberculosis; relapses due to tuberculosis; National Program of Tuberculosis.