Advances in imaging chest tuberculosis: blurring of differences between children and adults

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/129989
Title:
Advances in imaging chest tuberculosis: blurring of differences between children and adults
Authors:
Andronikou, S; Vanhoenacker, F M; De Backer, A I
Journal:
Clinics in Chest Medicine
Abstract:
This article reviews the ongoing role of imaging in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and its complications. A modern imaging classification of TB, taking into account both adults and children and the blurring of differences in the presentation patterns, must be absorbed into daily practice. Clinicians must not only be familiar with imaging features of TB but also become expert at detecting these when radiologists are unavailable. Communication between radiologists and clinicians with regard to local constraints, patterns of disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection rates, and imaging parameters relevant for management (especially in drug resistance programs) is paramount for making an impact with imaging, and preserving clinician confidence. Recognition of special imaging, anatomic and vulnerability differences between children and adults is more important than trying to define patterns of disease exclusive to children.
Affiliation:
Medecins Sans Frontiers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Radiology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Radiology, Sint-Maarten Hospital, Duffel-Mechelen, Belgium; University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium; Department of Radiology, Sint-Lucas Hospital, Ghent, Belgium;
Publisher:
Elsevier
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/129989
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccm.2009.08.022
PubMed ID:
19925963
Additional Links:
http://www.chestmed.theclinics.com/article/S0272-5231(09)00098-7/abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1557-8216
Appears in Collections:
TB

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAndronikou, Sen
dc.contributor.authorVanhoenacker, F Men
dc.contributor.authorDe Backer, A Ien
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-23T22:07:22Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-23T22:07:22Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationClin. Chest Med. 2009;30 (4):717-44, viiien
dc.identifier.issn1557-8216-
dc.identifier.pmid19925963-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ccm.2009.08.022-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/129989-
dc.description.abstractThis article reviews the ongoing role of imaging in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and its complications. A modern imaging classification of TB, taking into account both adults and children and the blurring of differences in the presentation patterns, must be absorbed into daily practice. Clinicians must not only be familiar with imaging features of TB but also become expert at detecting these when radiologists are unavailable. Communication between radiologists and clinicians with regard to local constraints, patterns of disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection rates, and imaging parameters relevant for management (especially in drug resistance programs) is paramount for making an impact with imaging, and preserving clinician confidence. Recognition of special imaging, anatomic and vulnerability differences between children and adults is more important than trying to define patterns of disease exclusive to children.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chestmed.theclinics.com/article/S0272-5231(09)00098-7/abstracten
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Elsevier and Clinics in Chest Medicineen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Imagingen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Resultsen
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Pulmonaryen
dc.titleAdvances in imaging chest tuberculosis: blurring of differences between children and adultsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMedecins Sans Frontiers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Department of Radiology, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; Department of Radiology, Sint-Maarten Hospital, Duffel-Mechelen, Belgium; University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium; Department of Radiology, Sint-Lucas Hospital, Ghent, Belgium;en
dc.identifier.journalClinics in Chest Medicineen

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