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Radiology in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Chest X-Ray Findings that Can Suggest ACTIVE TB:
Infiltrate or consolidation
Any cavitary lesio
Nodule with poorly defined margin
Pleural effusion
Hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy
Linear, interstitial disease (in children only
Other—Any other finding suggestive of active TB, such as miliary TB.

Chest X-Ray Findings that Can Suggest INACTIVE TB:
Discrete fibrotic scar or linear opacity
Discrete nodule(s) without calcification
Discrete fibrotic scar with volume loss or retraction
Other—Any other finding suggestive of prior TB, such as upper lobe bronchiectasis.

OTHER Chest X-Ray Findings:
Follow-up needed:
Musculoskeletal abnormalities
Cardiac abnormalities
Pulmonary abnormalities

No follow-up needed:
Pleural thickening
Diaphragmatic tenting
Blunting of costophrenic angle (in adults
Solitary calcified nodules or granuloma
Minor musculoskeletal findings
Minor cardiac findings
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Radiology in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, January 16, 2006 Rating: 5

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