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Volume 24, Number 3—March 2018

Use of Verbal Autopsy to Determine Underlying Cause of Death during Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, India

Poonam Ramesh NaikComments to Author , Patrick K. Moonan, Abhay Subhashrao Nirgude, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Srinath Satyanarayana, Pracheth Raghuveer, Malik Parmar, Chinnappareddy Ravichandra, and Anil Singarajipura
Author affiliations: Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India (P.R. Naik, A.S. Nirgude, P. Raghuveer); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (P.K. Moonan); International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, New Delhi, India (H.D. Shewade, S. Satyanarayana); World Health Organization Country Office for India, New Delhi (M. Parmar); National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India (C. Ravichandra); Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore (A. Singarajipura)

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Table 2

Underlying cause of death for patients who died during treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, Karnataka, India*

Underlying cause of death (ICD-10 code) No. patients, n = 72
Infectious diseases (A00–B99)
  Tuberculosis (A15)* 55
  Diarrhea and gastroenteritis of presumed infectious origin (A09) 2
  HIV disease resulting in infectious and parasitic infection (B20)
Neoplasms (C00–D48)
  Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue (C02)
Disease of the nervous system (G00–G99)
  Hemiplegia (G81)
Diseases of the circulatory system (I00–I99)
  Hypertensive heart failure (I11) 1
  Acute myocardial infarction (I21) 1
  Hypotension (I95)
Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
  Alcoholic gastritis (K29.2) 1
  Peptic ulcer, site unspecified (K27) 1
  Alcoholic liver disease (K70) 3
  Acute hepatic failure, not otherwise specified (K72)
Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory finding, not elsewhere classified (R00–R99)
  Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (R99) 1

*Underlying cause of death was assigned as TB if it had initiated the sequence of morbid events leading directly to death. ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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