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Tuberculosis As Seen In Radiographs: X-Rays Showing The Lungs Affection In The Different Tuberculosis Types
Interpreting The X-Ray
Tuberculosis results from reactivation of the primary disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is the most common cause of death world-wide from a single infectious disease and is on the increase in most parts of the world. It's manifestation is said to be withint a community of low living standard individuals, especially in the slums of urban settlements. One of the major causes of this disease is a decrease in immunity and that is why it is usually one of the first opportunistic diseases in HIV/AIDS patients.
The radiographs below give diagnosis of tuberculosis of different kinds
Tuberculosis In X-Rays
1. All X-ray photos here are from DFM E-Group, in the photo and X-ray section.
2. Notes and explanations: Wikipedia, Essentials of Clinical Medicine by Kumar and Clark's, Medicinenet and Mayor's Clinic.
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