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Pulmonary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Hani Makky Al Salam
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

History of chronic productive cough and weight loss.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Female
x-ray

Left midzone cavitary lesion.

 

One week later

x-ray

Left midzone cavity is virtually unchanged at one week follow-up . 

Case Discussion

Sputum staining for acid-fast bacilli was positive and culture grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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