Ana Sayfa | Dergi Hakkında | Yayın Kurulu | Bilimsel Danışma Kurulu | İçindekiler | Arşiv | Yayın Arama | Yazarlara Bilgi | İletişim  
2019, Cilt 33, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 145-151   
SHOULD TUBERCULOSIS REPORTING BE DONE FROM THE LABORATORIES?
Mustafa Hamidullah TÜRKKANI1, Tarkan ÖZDEMİR2, İbrahim Halil AKKUŞ3
1Sincan Dr. Nafiz Körez Devlet Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları, Ankara, Türkiye
2Dr. Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Ankara Onkoloji Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları, Ankara, Türkiye
3Elazığ İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Tuberculosis, notification

Objective: The case detection rate is 87% (75-100) in Turkey according to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017. Approximately 13% of tuberculosis patients in Turkey have no registration in the national database. We aim to present this opinion by doing research for patients taking bacteriological diagnosis but not recorded to the national tuberculosis surveillance.

Materyal-Method: Elazig Tuberculosis Dispensary patients who were followed with the diagnosis of tuberculosis in 2010-2015 were analyzed retrospectively. The microbiology laboratory positive ARB and / or culture positive ones listed. This list was compared with the national tuberculosis surveillance network of Elazig.

Results: 624 patients with tuberculosis revealed between the years 2010-2015. 52.5 % of patients (n = 328) had pulmonary involvement. The microbiological diagnosis of tuberculosis was not found for 35 patients in national database record. 5.3% tuberculosis of patients have no registration in the national database in Elazığ between the years 2010-2015.

Conclusion: There are patients diagnosed with tuberculosis in health care institutions or organizations but not registered in the national tuberculosis surveillance in Turkey. All tuberculosis patients diagnosed at all health institutions should be notified in the national tuberculosis program.