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Standardized radiographic interpretation of thoracic tuberculosis in children

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  • N.D.P. Concepcion
  • B.F. Laya
  • S. Andronikou
  • P.A.N. Daltro
  • M.O. Sanchez
  • J.A.U. Uy
  • T.R.U. Lim
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1248
Number of pages12
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume47
Issue number10
Early online date29 Aug 2017
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DateAccepted/In press - 9 Apr 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 29 Aug 2017
DatePublished (current) - Sep 2017

Abstract

There is a lack of standardized approach and terminology to classify the diverse spectrum of manifestations in tuberculosis. It is important to recognize the different clinical and radiographic patterns to guide treatment. As a result of changing epidemiology, there is considerable overlap in the radiologic presentations of primary tuberculosis and post-primary tuberculosis. In this article we promote a standardized approach in clinical and radiographic classification for children suspected of having or diagnosed with childhood tuberculosis. We propose standardized terms to diminish confusion and miscommunication, which can affect management. In addition, we present pitfalls and limitations of imaging. © 2017, The Author(s).

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Cited By :1 Export Date: 13 September 2017 CODEN: PDRYA Correspondence Address: Andronikou, S.; Department of Paediatric Radiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the University of BristolUnited Kingdom; email: doctor.andronikou@gmail.com Funding details: University of Bristol References: Marais, B.J., Gie, R.P., Simon Schaaf, H., A proposed radiological classification of childhood intra-thoracic tuberculosis (2004) Pediatr Radiol, 34, pp. 886-894. , PID: 15300340; Van Dyck, J., Vanhoenacker, F.M., Van den Brande, P., Imaging of pulmonary tuberculosis (2003) Eur Radiol, 13, pp. 1771-1785. , COI: 1:STN:280:DC%2BD3svgtlSkug%3D%3D, PID: 12942281; Graham, S.M., Ahmed, T., Amanullah, F., Evaluation of tuberculosis diagnostics in children: 1. Proposed clinical case definitions for classification of intrathoracic tuberculosis disease. 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  • Children, Computed tomography, Ghon focus, Progressive primary tuberculosis, Radiography, Tuberculosis

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