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Outcome predictors in treatment of yaws

Oriol Mitjà, Russell Hays, Anthony Ipai, David Gubaila, Francis Lelngei, Martin Kirara, Raymond Paru, Quique Bassat
Emerging Infectious Diseases 2011, 17 (6): 1083-5
To estimate failure rates after treatment with benzathine penicillin and to identify determinants of failure that affected outcomes for yaws, we conducted a cohort study of 138 patients; treatment failed in 24 (17.4%). Having low initial titers on Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test and living in a village where yaws baseline incidence was high were associated with increased likelihood of treatment failure.

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