Standardized radiographic interpretation of thoracic tuberculosis in children

N.D.P. Concepcion, B.F. Laya, S. Andronikou, P.A.N. Daltro, M.O. Sanchez, J.A.U. Uy, T.R.U. Lim

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There is a lack of standardized approach and terminology to classify the diverse spectrum of manifestations in tuberculosis. It is important to recognize the different clinical and radiographic patterns to guide treatment. As a result of changing epidemiology, there is considerable overlap in the radiologic presentations of primary tuberculosis and post-primary tuberculosis. In this article we promote a standardized approach in clinical and radiographic classification for children suspected of having or diagnosed with childhood tuberculosis. We propose standardized terms to diminish confusion and miscommunication, which can affect management. In addition, we present pitfalls and limitations of imaging. © 2017, The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1248
Number of pages12
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number10
Early online date29 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017

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Correspondence Address: Andronikou, S.; Department of Paediatric Radiology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the University of BristolUnited Kingdom; email:

Funding details: University of Bristol

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  • Children
  • Computed tomography
  • Ghon focus
  • Progressive primary tuberculosis
  • Radiography
  • Tuberculosis

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