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Tuberculosis screening among pregnant women attending a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, South India: is it worth the effort?

Department For International Development

October 21
14:23 2019

Abstract

The national tuberculosis (TB) programme in India recommends screening all pregnant women for TB, but this is rarely implemented. The authors carried out systematic TB screening among women attending the antenatal clinic of a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, South India, during February to April 2018.

This study aims to assess the number screened and number (proportion) with presumptive and active TB, and understand potential implementation from the healthcare providers perspective.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Developments Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

Vijayageetha M, Kumar AMV, Ramakrishnan J, Sarkar S, Papa D, Mehta K, Joseph NM, Rajaram M, Rajaa S, Chinnakali P. Tuberculosis screening among pregnant women attending a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, South India: is it worth the effort? Global Health Action. 2019;12(1):1564488.

Tuberculosis screening among pregnant women attending a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry, South India: is it worth the effort?

Published 26 February 2019