AbstractsMedical & Health Science

Tuberculosis in Children and Adolescence in North Norway

by Emiru Fufa Kanaa

Institution: Universitetet i Tromsø
Year: 2016
Keywords: VDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Lungesykdommer: 777; VDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical medical disciplines: 750::Lung diseases: 777; Tuberculosis; Children; Diagnostic; Current challenges; Latent; TB disease
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2088976
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/9473


Abstract The objective of this thesis is to gain knowledge in tuberculosis in children and adolescent for ten years period from 01.01.05- 31.12.14 at the University Hospital of North Norway. The study was to answer the following questions: the number patients treated for latent and active tuberculosis in 10 years period of, the debut age for symptoms and treatment, the diagnostic methods the choice of treatment and follow-ups. Retrospective study method is used. Data is collected for 24 variables designed to answer the relevant question. There were 240 patient journals were studied. 13 of them 240 were excluded because of the age limit. Results: The main findings were (1) Most to tuberculosis among children in North Norway is latent tuberculosis. (2) The majority of the children with tuberculosis are born foreign-born Children (3) Patients with tuberculosis disease were treated adequately (4) IGRA used diagnostic methods. Conclusion: A futher study is needed to change the current practice of tuberculosis management at UNN and future study should have access to DIPS patient electronic journals at other hospitals in the region and get the access of contacting the local primary care when needed. Some modifications of the variables are also necessary Advisors/Committee Members: Kingenberg, Claus (advisor).