CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

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STUDY NOTES βš•οΈ

Clinical Presentation:

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Chronic cough often with hemoptysis.

πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ Pyrexia of unknown origin.

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Unresolved Pneumonia.

πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ Exudative pleural effusion.

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Asymptomatic (diagnosis on chest radiograph)

πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ Weight loss, general debility.

πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ Spontaneous Pneumonia.

Time from infection and Manifestations:

πŸ•— 3 – 8 weeks ➑️ Primary Complex, Positive tuberculin skin test.

πŸ•• 3 – 6 months ➑️ Meningeal, miliary and pleural disease.

πŸ•’ Upto 3 years ➑️ Gastrointestinal, bone and joint and lymph node disease.

πŸ•£ Around 8 years ➑️ Renal tract disease.

πŸ•ž From 3 years onwards ➑️ Post primary disease due to reactivation or reinfection.

SOURCE: Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine (19th edition)


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