[The clinico-epidemiological aspects of the tuberculosis incidence in the Gypsy population in the 4th and 5th districts of the city of Bucharest]

Pneumologia. 2000 Jan-Mar;49(1):15-9.
[Article in Romanian]


The study analyzes 126 gypsy patients, aged over 15, registered with tuberculosis over 2 years (1996-1997) in two districts of Bucharest (IV and V). The risk of the disease was twice larger in men than women, the age group most affected was 30-49. For lung tuberculosis, bacteriological confirmation was 85%. 83% of bacteriological confirmed cases were smear positive, suggesting the high contagious risk at the time of the discovery. Only 48% favorable results after chemotherapy are partially explained by the low level of education for health in this population, high rate of associated diseases (66.7%) etc. Being a group with high risk for tuberculosis, the gypsy population needs targeted measures for discovering the disease and prophylaxis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Romania / epidemiology
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / ethnology*
  • Urban Population / statistics & numerical data*