Active pulmonary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Osama Yonso

Presentation

Patient complaints of dry cough, headache and body pain since 2 weeks, History of weight loss+ (9 to 10 kgs) since 3 months

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bilateral prominent bronchovascular markings.
Bilateral hilar prominence.
Bilateral apical zones show reticulonodular opacities.
Left upper and middle lung zones show cavitary lesions - ? active TB.
Normal heart size.
Free costophrenic angles.

Case Discussion

Case of pulmonary tuberculosis.

The left upper cavitary lesion with thickened wall suggests an active lesion.

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Case information

rID: 85103
Published: 14th Dec 2020
Last edited: 19th Dec 2020
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Qatar Red Crescent

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