Comparison of the chest computed tomography findings between patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and those with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease

ConclusionsChest CT findings would therefore be useful for distinguishing PTB and MACLD when typical findings are observed.
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Clinicians should consider the possibility of SPN for pancreatic heterogeneous masses. Multiple diagnostic imaging modalities and EUS-FNA may contribute to the preoperative diagnosis of this disease. PMID: 32211105 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Exp Pathol Source Type: research
Authors: Sun JM, Wang C, Jin DQ, Deng F Abstract Congenital tuberculosis (TB) is rare and the prognosis is poor if not detected early. The diagnosis is often delayed owing to non-specific clinical presentation, misdiagnosis and undiagnosed maternal TB during pregnancy. A 12-day-old girl presented with a 5-day history of fever, cough, poor feeding and respiratory distress. Her mother had a cough and fever at 30 weeks gestation which was managed empirically as community-acquired pneumonia without a TB workup. Immediately postpartum, her mother developed a high fever and shortness of breath and required admission...
Source: Paediatrics and international child health - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Paediatr Int Child Health Source Type: research
Primary adrenal insufficiency, a potentially life-threatening disease, often runs an insidious course mandating a strong clinical suspicion for a prompt diagnosis.1 A 65-year-old farmer presented with a one-month history of fatigue and dizziness reporting episodes of loss of consciousness. On clinical examination, he appeared cachectic, with skin and mucosal hyperpigmentation. Chest computed tomography, subsequent to a chest X-ray showing a “coin” lesion, demonstrated a 2.4 × 2cm nodule of the posterior right upper lobe and small lymph-nodes in the mediastinum.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CLINICAL COMMUNICATION TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2020Source: Respiratory InvestigationAuthor(s): Jiro Fujita
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions 18F-FDG PET/CT is a valuable imaging modality for disease mapping and assessing therapeutic response. Treatment response in the interim PET/CT done at 3 to 4 months predicted the duration of ATT and clinical outcome of the patients.
Source: Clinical Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This article reviews available data regarding the use of FDG-PET/CT in patients with TB. A new method of quantification for patients with TB is introduced. This method produces robust parameters that represent the total disease burden.
Source: PET Clinics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
The F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has become an established diagnostic imaging for malignancy. However, there are other diseases that can also be identified with FD...
Source: BMC Medical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
T Yashwanth Raj, R Vairakkani, TS Harshavardhan, ND Srinivasaprasad, V Dilli Rani, M Edwin FernandoIndian Journal of Nephrology 2020 30(2):121-124 A 28-year-old male, 3 years post renal transplant with stable graft function, presented with vomiting for 2 days. He had graft dysfunction and graft biopsy done revealed acute cell - mediated rejection BANFF-IA. After receiving glucocorticoids for rejection, he developed severe enterocolitis and impending respiratory failure. Chest X-ray and computed tomography of the chest revealed miliary mottling. Evaluation showed presence of filariform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis i...
Source: Indian Journal of Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
Background A large proportion of the huge global burden of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) cases are treated empirically without accurate definition of disease sites and extent of multi-organ disease involvement. Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging using 2-deoxy-2-(fluorine-18) fluoro-d-glucose (18F-FDG) in tuberculosis could be a useful imaging technique for localising disease sites and extent of disease. Methods We conducted a study of HIV-negative adult patients with a new clinical diagnosis of EPTB across eight centres located in six countries: India, Pakistan, Thailand, South Africa, Serbia and Bangladesh, ...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Lung imaging, Respiratory infections and tuberculosis Original Articles: Tuberculosis and imaging Source Type: research
We report an elderly male who presented with cough and fever and had pulmonary infiltrates suspicious of tuberculosis. Bronchoalveolar lavage microbiology including XpertMTB/Rif assay was non-contributory. Contrast enhanced computed tomography scan of abdomen revealed multiple non-enhancing lesions in the spleen. Ultrasound guided splenic aspirate revealed pus that was positive for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in XpertMTB/Rif assay confirming the diagnosis of tuberculosis. PMID: 32072799 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
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