Diagnostic Utility of Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Patients Suspected to Have Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Literature ReviewMalik, Kartik MD; Brown, Craig MDClinical Pulmonary Medicine: March 2017 - Volume 24 - Issue 2 - p 57–59 doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000189 Respiratory Infections Abstract Author Information Patients who are suspected to have pulmonary tuberculosis but are unable to produce sputum spontaneously or have smear-negative sputum present a diagnostic challenge. Clinicians vary in their practice in proceeding with sputum induction or flexible bronchoscopy in this clinical scenario. This manuscript reviews and compares the evidence behind the diagnostic utilities of both of these modalities. Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Address correspondence to: Kartik Malik, MD, Mail Stop 628, Internal Medicine—Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, 3E-149, Greenville, NC 27834. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.