Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 850
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
ARTICLE
Year : 2003  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 264-269

An appraisal of the radiological features of pulmonary tuberculosis in Ilorin


Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
S A Erinle
Department of Radiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) remains a disease of serious socio-economic and public health importance in Nigeria. This study was carried out to appraise its radiological features with the aim of identifying any changes or new patterns. The chest radiographs of PTB patients examined in the radiology department, UITH, Ilorin over a 5-year period from January 1995 to December 1999 were studied. There were 423 patients including 47 children (0-14 years). Adults of working age (21-60 years) were more affected. There was a female preponderance. The most common radiological features were cavity formation, streaky opacities, reticulonodular opacities and nodular opacities. These features often occurred together in same patients and more usually bilaterally. However, where cavity formation was unilateral, it was more on the left side. In childhood disease, hilar lymphadenopathy, bronchopneumonia and pleural fluid collection were the most common. Cavity formation in children was equally frequent in the 0-5 years and the 6-10 years age groups. The chest radiograph remains an important tool in the diagnosis of PTB. The major radiological features remain the same but the patterns of sex distribution and cavity formation are probably changing. Key words: Pulmonary tuberculosis; radiological features.


[PDF Not available]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed248    
    Printed3    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal