Extrapulmonary tuberculosis : an overview

  title={Extrapulmonary tuberculosis : an overview},
  author={Marta Ram{\'i}rez-Lapausa and A Men{\'e}ndez-Salda{\~n}a and A. Noguerado-Asensio},
Up to 25% of tuberculosis cases present extrapulmonary involvement. This is produced by hematogenous and lymphatic spread of the M. tuberculosis bacillus to other organs. The most common locations are the lymph nodes, pleura and the osteoarticular system. The problem with these types of tuberculosis is the difficulty in establishing a definitive diagnosis, since the clinical symptoms and results of imaging tests may be vague. It is often necessary to resort to invasive diagnostic testing such… CONTINUE READING
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