Diagnostic delay among new adult pulmonary TB patients in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

By  Nelly Jinga  Dr. Denise Evans  Rassool M  Graham A   Ngolele L  Ramushu C  Tau H  Musina M  Mokhesi N  Tatenda Mbanje  |  | 

BACKGROUND
• Delaying diagnosis and treatment of TB; increases disease progression elevates the level of infectiousness, intensifies clinical severity, and ultimately results in a higher mortality rate
We aimed to explore diagnostic delay among participants initiating TB treatment for pulmonary TB in Johannesburg, South Africa

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