Romania Tuberculosis Portal

Tuberculosis in Romania – Major public health problem – project context

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health threat in Romania. The recent escalation of the occurrence of the disease has been complicated due to the appearance and development of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) or extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB). The ability for the Romania and worldwide community of TB researchers to understand the nature of the TB disease will be greatly improved by using a common database containing patients’ medical images, treatment information, lab work, and clinical data. This common database can facilitate adherence to the treatment protocol as well as serve as a consistent repository of records of the treatment regime for particular histories of disease.

According to the ECDC Tuberculosis surveillance and monitoring in Europe 2016, in 2014, 58.008 cases of TB were reported in 29 EU/EEA countries (Table 3). As in previous years, three countries (Poland, Romania and the United Kingdom) accounted for approximately 50% of all reported cases, with Romania alone accounting for 27.4% of all cases. However, the TB global incidence in Romania, after a peak in 2002 has constantly declined as shown in the graph below.

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Anonymized patient case files containing diagnostics, treatment, laboratory and imaging data.