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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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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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