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BMC Public Health

, 12:454

Infectious Disease epidemiology


BackgroundData on effect of regular liver function monitoring during anti-TB treatment is limited in China. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of scheduled liver function monitoring on identification of asymptomatic liver damage and anti-TB treatment outcomes during anti-TB treatment.

MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed based on a national-level cohort study. A total of 273 patients developing liver dysfunction were divided into two groups, 111 patients who were diagnosed through scheduled liver function test within two months after initiation of anti-TB treatment formed scheduled monitoring group, others who were diagnosed due to developing symptoms formed passive detection group n = 162. The two groups were compared through clinical features, prognosis of liver dysfunction and impact on anti-TB treatment using propensity score weighting analysis.

Results33.3% of 273 patients did not have any clinical symptoms, including 8 with severe hepatotoxicity. 1.8% in scheduled monitoring group and 11.1% in passive detection group required hospitalization P = 0.004. Regarding the prognosis of liver dysfunction, most patients recovered, no death happened in scheduled monitoring group while 3 died in passive detection group. In terms of impact on anti-TB treatment, 35.1% in scheduled monitoring group and 56.8% in passive detection group changed their anti-TB treatment P = 0.001.

ConclusionsScheduled monitoring is effective in identifying asymptomatic liver damage, reducing hospitalization rate and improving compliance of anti-TB treatment.

KeywordsTuberculosis Hepatotoxicity Monitoring Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2458-12-454 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Shanshan Wu - Yinyin Xia - Xiaozhen Lv - Yuan Zhang - Shaowen Tang - Zhirong Yang - Dehua Tu - Peiyuan Deng - Shiming Che

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