1. What is Toxicovigilance? Elaborate with an example/case study.
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CRYPTOCOCCAL MENINGITIS ASSOCIATED WITH LYMPHADENOPATHY
IN A HIV INFECTED PERSON - A CASE REPORT
Introduction: The incidence of cryptococcal infection is high in developing countries such as India. It is one of the AIDS defining illnesses. The outcome of the disease can be severe unless the disease is diagnosed early in the course of illness.
Measuring patient adherence/compliance to therapy has important value in clinical practice as well as research. In practice lack of adherence decreases clinical outcomes and in research it causes bias in findings.
International society of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research defines patient adherence as "the consistency and accuracy with which a patient follows a recommended medical regimen, usually referring to a pharmacotherapeutic regimen.