Unexpected pulmonary involvement in extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients.

@article{Parimon2008UnexpectedPI,
  title={Unexpected pulmonary involvement in extrapulmonary tuberculosis patients.},
  author={Tanyalak Parimon and Christopher E Spitters and Nisa Muangman and Juntima Euathrongchit and Eyal Oren and Masahiro Narita},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 3},
  pages={589-594}
}
BACKGROUND This study aimed to assess the utility of sputum examinations and chest radiographs (CXRs) in patients with extrapulmonary tuberculosis (XPTB) to detect pulmonary involvement of tuberculosis (TB). METHODS We studied 72 XPTB patients who were managed through the TB Program, King County, WA, from January 2003 through November 2004. RESULTS The two most common sites of XPTB were the lymph nodes (36 [50%]) and pleura (12 [17%]). Thirty-five of 72 XPTB patients (49%) had abnormal CXR… CONTINUE READING

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