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RODRIGUEZ, David Alejandro; GIL, Norman Alfonso  and  VERA, Nestor Rodrigo. Tuberculosis situation in Colombia 2007 - 2008 with emphasis in pediatric cases and coinfection TB-VIH. Infect. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.3, pp.195-205. ISSN 0123-9392.

Objective: To describe the status of Tuberculosis in Colombia during 2007 and 2008, emphasizing TB-HIV co-infection and pediatric TB behavior. Materials and Methods:ºThis is a descriptive study. The information source was the National TB Control Program (PNCT in Spanish). Data were collected from the cases and activities quarterly reports and the cohort analysis the national program has implemented in the departments and districts of the country. Outcomes: In 2007 and 2008 a slight increase, from 11,051 to 11,573 cases, in reporting tuberculosis cases of in the country was documented. The most affected age group included patients 25 to 34 years old, and there were more men than women among the reported cases. TB cases in 15 year olds and younger increased from 347 to 419, and the number of patients with TB-HIV coinfection reported to the NTCP doubled; that is, the number of cases went from 218 to 457 from 2007 to 2008. The largest number of cases occurred among men and the 25 to 44 year old group. Conclusions: An improvement in reporting cases has been observed, as well as an increase in the number of TB cases within the general, pediatric, and TB/HIV populations when comparing 2007 and 2008. In relation to general programmatic indicators, the country did not reach the detection and treatment goals during those years.

Keywords : Tuberculosis TB; HIV/Aids; National TB Control Program (PNCT in Spanish); Public Health Monitoring System; Sivigila; pediatric TB.

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