Diagnosis of three cases of endobronchial tuberculosis presenting as unresolved pneumonia, following fiberoptic bronchoscopic biopsy

Roy, Partha Pratim; Dey, Subir Kumar; Sarkar, Anirban; Dwari, Amiya Kumar; Banerjee, Ankan; Banerjee, Rik
July 2010
Lung India;Jul-Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p185
Academic Journal
Nowadays, endobronchial tuberculosis is of rare occurrence. This article presents three such cases. All of them presented as unresolved pneumonia with collapse-consolidation in chest X-ray. All the three patients were sputum smear negative for acid fast bacilli. Diagnosis was possible only with fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchial biopsy.


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