CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

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STUDY NOTES ⚕️

Clinical Presentation:

👩‍⚕️ Chronic cough often with hemoptysis.

👨‍⚕️ Pyrexia of unknown origin.

👩‍⚕️ Unresolved Pneumonia.

👨‍⚕️ Exudative pleural effusion.

👩‍⚕️ Asymptomatic (diagnosis on chest radiograph)

👨‍⚕️ Weight loss, general debility.

👩‍⚕️ Spontaneous Pneumonia.

Time from infection and Manifestations:

🕗 3 – 8 weeks ➡️ Primary Complex, Positive tuberculin skin test.

🕕 3 – 6 months ➡️ Meningeal, miliary and pleural disease.

🕒 Upto 3 years ➡️ Gastrointestinal, bone and joint and lymph node disease.

🕣 Around 8 years ➡️ Renal tract disease.

🕞 From 3 years onwards ➡️ Post primary disease due to reactivation or reinfection.

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


~Sunantha✍️

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