Normal Chest X Ray Vs Tb. 27 years experience radiology. There are no radiological features which are in themselves diagnostic of primary mycobacterium tuberculosis infection tb but a chest x ray may provide some clues to the diagnosis.
In hiv and other immunosuppressed persons any abnormality. Chest x rays serve as an invaluable adjunct in the diagnosis and follow up of tb. 27 years experience radiology.
This image shows consolidation of the upper zone with ipsilateral hilar enlargement due to lymphadenopathy.
Usually chest x ray is used in follow up to a positive skin test ppd to determine if some one has active tb. Normal chest x ray vs tb. Every gp in india will need to consider tb as a differential diagnosis in persons with cough lasting two weeks or more or with unexplained chronic fever and or weight loss. However lesions may appear anywhere in the lungs.