Volume 10, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Winter 2004)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2004, 10(4): 51-54 | Back to browse issues page

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Farahmand H, Pour-Gholami M, Nasaji M. Chest X-Ray Findings of Sputum Positive Tuberculosis Patients in Rafsanjan City. Avicenna J Clin Med. 2004; 10 (4) :51-54
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Plain chest x- ray is the first imaging modality for suspected tuberculosis patients because it is available, sensitive and inexpensive . The aim of this study was to identify the plain x- ray findings in sputum positive tuberculosis 
   patients .

          One hundred and fourteen plain chest films of sputum positive tuberculosis patients that referred to health center of Rafsanjan were evaluated between 1988 and 1996 .

          This investigation was a retrospective cross sectional study that showed 92% of the cases had positive radiographic findings and 8% had normal chest x- ray. The most commom radiographic findings was exudative (pneumonic) tubercolosis of lungs and other radiographic findings with decreasing frequency include: cavitation , fibro productive tuberculosis , pleural effusion, calcification, bronchopneumonia , atelectasis , lymphadenopathy bronchectasis and miliary tuberculosis.

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