Publication
Title
Advances in imaging chest tuberculosis: blurring of differences between children and adults
Author
Abstract
This article reviews the ongoing role of imaging in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and its complications. A modern imaging classification of TB, taking into account both adults and children and the blurring of differences in the presentation patterns, must be absorbed into daily practice. Clinicians must not only be familiar with imaging features of TB but also become expert at detecting these when radiologists are unavailable. Communication between radiologists and clinicians with regard to local constraints, patterns of disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection rates, and imaging parameters relevant for management (especially in drug resistance programs) is paramount for making an impact with imaging, and preserving clinician confidence. Recognition of special imaging, anatomic and vulnerability differences between children and adults is more important than trying to define patterns of disease exclusive to children.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Clinics in chest medicine. - Philadelphia, Pa
Publication
Philadelphia, Pa : 2009
ISSN
0272-5231
Volume/pages
30:4(2009), p. 717-744
ISI
000279256200007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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