EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF PEDIATRIC TUBERCULOSIS IN EASTERN PART OF ROMANIA

  • Elena-Ariela BANU Sf. Ioan” Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, Galati
  • Claudia SCORPAN Dunărea de Jos” University Galati
  • Oana MIHAILOV “Dunărea de Jos” University Galati
  • Alina MANOLE “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Mihaela MIHAI “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Madalina CIUHODARU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Alexandra-Mirela CIOCAN “Sfânta Parascheva” Infectious Diseases Hospital
  • Letiția-Doina DUCEAC Sf. Maria” Emergency Children Hospital Iasi
Keywords: TUBERCULOSIS, CHILDREN, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PNEUMOLOGY

Abstract

Tuberculosis continues to represent an extremely major problem of public health worldwide, with global economic and social implications. Aim of the study was to evaluate some variables in children admitted with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections. Material and methods: The descriptive study performed on a group of 1,849 patients aged between 0-18 years, during 2010 and 2014. Results: Distribution of cases highlighted that pediatric patients were more frequently girls (M/F = 0.97), from urban areas (U/R= 1.29), aged of 10-14 (33.04% of total cases), then 5-9 (28.18%). Children of 0-4 age group represented 17.18% of total cases. Conclusions: The present study represented the second part of a larger surveillance study started in 1999, with first results published in 2007. The study will be continued next years, taking into consideration also other variables with clinical importance in pediatric patients.

Author Biographies

Claudia SCORPAN, Dunărea de Jos” University Galati

Faculty of Medicine
Clinic of Pneumology

Oana MIHAILOV, “Dunărea de Jos” University Galati

Faculty of Medicine
Clinic of Pneumology

Alina MANOLE, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity

Mihaela MIHAI, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity

Madalina CIUHODARU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Mother and Child Medicine

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Published
2017-12-22
Section
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - LABORATORY