Radiographic manifestations of pulmonary Mycobacterium kansasii infections.

  title={Radiographic manifestations of pulmonary Mycobacterium kansasii infections.},
  author={Erna Christensen and G W Dietz and Chang Ho Ahn and John S. Chapman and R C Murry and George A. Hurst},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={131 6},
The radiographic characteristics of 187 pristine cases of pulmonary Mycobacterium kansasii infection are reviewed. The cases were selected from a total of 309 patients with two positive sputum cultures. All but three of the 187 patients had pulmonary disease. The progenitive focus of disease almost always involved the upper lobes, the right side (72%) more often than the left (50%). Upper lobe disease began posterior to the trachea in every case. Only one patient had disease that originated in… CONTINUE READING