Disseminated tuberculosis (ultrasound)

Case contributed by Imaging the World


Malaise and fever for 1 month, cough and night sweats for 2 months.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male
  • Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

Disseminated tuberculosis in a TB/HIV co-infected child.

Left costophrenic angle effusion and lung consolidation.

Porta hepatis and splenic hilar lymphadenopathy.

Spleen: hypoechoic focal lesions.

Morison and Douglas pouch: ascites.

Case Discussion

Patient in southern Africa diagnosed with disseminated HIV-associated tuberculosis by means of focused assessment with sonography for HIV-associated tuberculosis (FASH) using a low-cost ultrasound device. Microbiological confirmation of TB from respiratory specimen.

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