Pulmonary tuberculosis: Chest radiograph can appear normal in immunocompromised patients

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1392-a (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1392
  1. Ben C Creagh-Brown (drbencb@gmail.com), specialist registrar respiratory medicine,
  2. Ruth Whitfield, associate specialist in respiratory medicine
  1. Mayday University Hospital, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7YE
  2. Mayday University Hospital, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7YE

    EDITOR—Campbell and Bah-Sow describe the varied patterns of abnormality in chest radiographs in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, appearances often being less specific in immunocompromised patients.1 We agree that a high index of suspicion is necessary in such patients and highlight the inadequacy of a chest radiograph in …

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