The silent pandemic in South Africa: Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis from head to heel

SA Journal of Radiology


 
 
Field Value
 
Title The silent pandemic in South Africa: Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis from head to heel
 
Creator Le Roux, Camilla E. Vlok, Sucari S.C.
 
Subject Radiology extra-pulmonary TB; circulatory system; lungs; organ systems; chest radiograph; diagnosis
Description Extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is the leading cause of communicable disease-related deaths in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) worldwide and in South Africa. Mycobacterium tuberculosis disseminates haematogenously from an active primary lung focus and may affect extra-pulmonary sites in up to 15% of patients. Extra-pulmonary TB may present with a normal chest radiograph, which often causes a significant diagnostic dilemma. This review describes the main sites of involvement in EPTB, which is illustrated by local imaging examples.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
Contributor none
Date 2021-04-16
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — pictorial review
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajr.v25i1.2026
 
Source South African Journal of Radiology; Vol 25, No 1 (2021); 9 pages 2078-6778 1027-202X
 
Language eng
 
Relation info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/000000 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2026/2891 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2026/2890 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2026/2892 https://sajr.org.za/index.php/sajr/article/view/2026/2889
 
Coverage South Africa none none
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess Copyright (c) 2021 Camilla E. Le Roux, Sucari S.C. Vlok https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0