M. Narita et al., Tuberculosis recurrence: Multivariate analysis of serum levels of tuberculosis drugs, human immunodeficiency virus status, and other risk factors, CLIN INF D, 32(3), 2001, pp. 515-517
We examined risk factors for tuberculosis recurrence in patients admitted t
o a tuberculosis hospital in Florida in 1996 and 1997. Recurrence of tuberc
ulosis was not significantly associated with tuberculosis drug levels or HI
V status, which indicates that routine drug monitoring may not be beneficia
l in general patient management.