Elena Terhalle

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Chronic respiratory infectious diseases are causing high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Tuberculosis, a major cause of chronic pulmonary infection, is currently responsible for approximately 1.5 million deaths per year. Although important advances in the fight against tuberculosis have been made, the progress towards eradication of this disease(More)
We read with interest the Grand Round by Nicole Salazar-Austin and colleagues, who reported a young child with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis after returning from India to the USA. Recently, we admitted a previously healthy man aged 20 years to our hospital in Germany who developed fever and productive cough 3 months after returning from Chennai,(More)
High-resolution computed tomography is an important diagnostic instrument in pneumology. The 'tree-in-bud' sign is a common finding in HRCT scans. The list of the most frequent differential diagnoses for 'tree-in-bud' sign includes infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacteria, and other bacterial, fungal, or viral pathogens. Other(More)
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