Active pulmonary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Husam Hussein Yaseen


Cough and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

CT scan of the chest reveals multiple areas of consolidation with large right upper lobe irregular cavity formation.

Diffuse extensive bronchiolar infiltration forming a tree in bud appearance seen elsewhere in the lungs, axial and coronal MIP clarified this finding in such a nice pattern. 

Case Discussion

The sputum culture was positive for tuberculous bacilli.

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