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X-ray showing acute miliary TB reveals many fine micronodules

Miliary TB

An Asian woman who immigrated to this country was diagnosed with miliary pulmonary TB per lung biopsy that showed a caseating granuloma. Both her purified protein derivative test and sputum culture for acid-fast bacilli are negative. While awaiting culture reports of the lung biopsy, she has been receiving four anti-TB medications. She has no respiratory…

Angiogram of an MI (left) and a normal coronary artery (right)

COPD drugs linked to risk of CV events

Inhaled anticholinergic agents, the most common treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), may increase the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events by 58%.

Ending the confusion over pneumonia care

Experts have finally reached a consensus on managing community-acquired pneumonia. Here’s a summary of the new recommendations. Though community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is commonly seen in primary-care practices, there has been confusion about the standards of treatment. Over the years, a number of sometimes conflicting guidelines were developed by organizations in related specialties. Recently, however, the…

An uncommon but serious lung disorder

Most often secondary to childhood infection, bronchiectasis is irreversible. But there are steps you can take to improve your patients’ quality of life. Bronchiectasis, which is characterized by abnormal dilatation of the bronchi and excessive mucus production, is usually the result of acute or chronic infection.1 Thanks to the advent of effective anti-TB therapy and…

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