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Pulmonary Tuberculosis Sequelae: Spectrum of Radiologic Findings and Review of Literature

Author: Badreddine Alami, Youssef Alaoui Lamrani, Taoufik Amraoui, Meryem Boubbou, Mustapha Maaroufi

Category: JMSR Pathogens


Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a common worldwide infection and a medical and social problem causing high mortality and morbidity, especially in developing countries. In accordance with the virulence of the organism and the defenses of the host, tuberculosis can occur in the lungs and in extrapulmonary organs. A variety of sequelae and complications can occur in the pulmonary and extrapulmonary portions of the thorax in treated or untreated patients. In this article, we aimed to review the characteristic imaging findings of various sequelae of thoracic tuberculosis affecting the lung parenchyma, airways, vessels, mediastinum, pleura, and chest wall.

Keywords: Pulmonary tuberculosis, radiologic findings, sequelae


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