Unilateral lower lung field opacities on chest radiography: a comparison of the clinical manifestations of tuberculosis and pneumonia.

@article{Lin2012UnilateralLL,
  title={Unilateral lower lung field opacities on chest radiography: a comparison of the clinical manifestations of tuberculosis and pneumonia.},
  author={Ching-Hsiung Lin and T Chen and C. H. Chang and Cheng-Hung Tsai and Woei-Horng Chai and Jen-Ho Wen},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={e426-30}
}
BACKGROUND The radiological manifestations of lower lung field (LLF) tuberculosis (LLFTB) are similar to those of LLF pneumonia (LLFP), making diagnosis challenging. The aim of this study was to determine if there are differences in the clinical manifestations of LLFTB and LLFP in patients with unilateral LLF opacities. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of patient records to identify those with unilateral LLF opacities who were subsequently diagnosed with LLFTB or LLFP. We compared… CONTINUE READING