Imaging in extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global public health problem, with 1.5 million deaths annually worldwide. One in five cases of TB present as extrapulmonary TB (EPTB), posing major diagnostic and management challenges. Mycobacterium tuberculosis adapts to a quiescent physiological state and is notable for its complex interaction with the host, producing poorly understood disease states ranging from latent infection to active clinical disease. New tools in the diagnostic armamentarium are urgently required for the rapid diagnosis of TB and monitoring of TB treatments, and to gain new insights into pathogenesis. The typical and atypical imaging features of EPTB are reviewed herein, and the roles of several imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of EPTB are discussed.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.11.003

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@article{Gambhir2017ImagingIE, title={Imaging in extrapulmonary tuberculosis.}, author={Sanjay Gambhir and Mudalsha Ravina and Kasturi P. Rangan and Manish Dixit and S. V. Barai and Jamshed B. Bomanji}, journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases}, year={2017}, volume={56}, pages={237-247} }