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  • Marciniuk
    DD, McNab BD, Martin WT, et al [ Univ of
    Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada]

    Detection
    of Pulmonary
    Tuberculosis in
    patients with
    a Normal
    Chest Radiograph


    Chest
    115: 445-452, 1999


           

    Pulmonary
    tuberculosis [TB] in the presence of a normal chest
    radiograph [CXR] has been reported.

         

    Patients
    were identified because they had 1 or more symptoms:
    cough for more than 1 month, fever for more than 1
    week, or skin-test conversion after contact with
    infectious TB.

        

    The
    rate of culture-positive TB associated with normal
    CXR was less than 1% and steadily rose to 10%.

           

    It
    is recommended that patients seen with a cough that
    has persisted for more than 1 month, with a fever
    for more than 1 week duration, or with documented
    skin-test conversion less than 2 years
    after known exposure to infectious TB should
    submit sputum for a mycobacterium tuberculosis smear
    and culture, even in the presence of a normal CXR.

            

 



 

           

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Medicine
   

 

Thoracic Imaging
  

  • Marciniuk DD, McNab BD, Martin WT, et al [ Univ of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada]
    Detection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in patients with a Normal Chest Radiograph
    Chest 115: 445-452, 1999
           
    Pulmonary tuberculosis [TB] in the presence of a normal chest radiograph [CXR] has been reported.
         
    Patients were identified because they had 1 or more symptoms: cough for more than 1 month, fever for more than 1 week, or skin-test conversion after contact with infectious TB.
        
    The rate of culture-positive TB associated with normal CXR was less than 1% and steadily rose to 10%.
           
    It is recommended that patients seen with a cough that has persisted for more than 1 month, with a fever for more than 1 week duration, or with documented skin-test conversion less than 2 years after known exposure to infectious TB should submit sputum for a mycobacterium tuberculosis smear and culture, even in the presence of a normal CXR.
            

 

 

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