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The Imaging Spectrum of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in AIDS

Saurborn, Daniel P. M.D.; Fishman, Joel E. M.D., Ph.D.; Boiselle, Phillip M. M.D.

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Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is the major opportunistic infection of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on a worldwide basis. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to illustrate and review the spectrum of imaging findings associated with pulmonary TB in patients with AIDS and to describe important factors that may complicate the radiographic follow-up of patients being treated for TB.

From the Department of Radiology (D.P.S., P.M.B.), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and the Department of Radiology (J.E.F.), Jackson Memorial Hospital & University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL.

Address correspondence to Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D., Director, Thoracic Imaging, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215; E-mail: pboisell@caregroup. harvard.edu

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.