The Imaging of Tuberculosis

The Imaging of Tuberculosis

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Against the background of AIDS, wars, migration, and the inadequate provision of health care, a very serious epidemic of tuberculosis is once again occurring worldwide. This profusely illustrated book, written by an author with immense personal experience in the field, documents the wide spectrum of tuberculosis encountered in the various organ systems, and correlates the images with clinical, laboratory, and histopathological findings. The value of the many different methods of imaging (radiography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, nuclear medicine scans) in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of tuberculosis is discussed and illustrated. The epidemiology of tuberculosis and its relationship with AIDS are also explored. This unique book will be of great value not only to radiologists but to all who encounter tuberculosis in their clinical practice.As healing occurs, the joint space usually narrows; the bones increase in density but do not remodel and the deformity persists. ... Variations occur depending on the type and location of the joint, whether or not it is weight bearing, and how much it is used. ... The soft tissue swelling and effusion are marked but there is a lytic bone focus in the lower end of the femur and periosteal elevation around the fullanbsp;...

Title:The Imaging of Tuberculosis
Author:Philip E. S. Palmer, S. J. Wambani, Paul Reeve
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2001


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