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Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
Volume 2015, Article ID 609083, 7 pages
Research Article

Five-Year Assessment of Time of Sputum Smears Conversion and Outcome and Risk Factors of Tuberculosis Patients in Central Iran

1Department of Infectious Diseases, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
2Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran

Received 22 August 2014; Revised 22 December 2014; Accepted 26 December 2014

Academic Editor: Jacques Grosset

Copyright © 2015 Fatemah Behnaz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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