Extrathoracic manifestations of tuberculosis.

This article summarizes and discusses the various radiological manifestations of extrathoracic manifestation of TB. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Radiological modalities for screening extrathoracic TB are CT and MRI. Conventional X‑radiographs do not play a role in the diagnosis of extrathoracic TB. PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS: The possibility of extrathoracic TB should be considered particularly in immunosuppressed patients, such as the homeless, alcoholics or drug addicts or in patients with an immigrant background from the endemic areas of TB. The most likely site of extrathoracic TB is the abdomen; however, infections of the CNS or musculoskeletal systems and multisystem infections can also occur. In patients with suspected extrathoracic TB, radiological modalities for screening are CT, especially for abdominal infections and lymphadenopathy and MRI with contrast media for the musculoskeletal system and the CNS. PMID: 27638822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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