Volume : VII, Issue : XI, November - 2018

Pattern of Radiological Sequelae in new Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases- A Peripheral Hospital's experience

Dr Amit Bajpai, Dr Samar Chatterjee

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 India contributes to almost 27% of global load of TB.  Radiographs remain the mainstay of imaging for Pulmonary TB. Aim: In this study, we describe the pattern seen at a peripheral hospital during the Xray follow up of newly detected TB cases following completion of treatment. Methodolgy : A retrospective observational study carried out at a peripheral hospital of North India. Chest x-rays of patients were studied prior to starting the treatment and at the end of their treatment during Oct 2016- May 2018. Results: A total of 173 new cases of pulmonary, pleural, and mediastinal tuberculosis were included. Residual x-ray lesions were observed in 72 cases (41.6%); 52 (72.2% ) of the residual lesions were parenchymal in nature, 18 were  (25 %) pleural lesions, and 2 (2.8 % )were mediastinal lesions. Complete radiological resolution was seen in 102 (58.9%). Conclusion: A significant proportion of patients having clinical improvement and successful completion of treatment show residual sequelae on radiographs

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Pattern of Radiological Sequelae in new Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases- A Peripheral Hospital's experience , Dr Amit Bajpai, Dr Samar Chatterjee , GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-7 | Issue-11 | November-2018


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