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Pulmonary Tuberculosis Predictors for Deterioration Following Therapy

Purpose:

To identify a patient with tuberculosis whose pulmonary function should be monitored following completion of therapy.

Specialty:

Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

A15, A16

Description:

Chung et al identified predictors for a deterioration in pulmonary function in patients who have completed therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. These can help to identify a patient who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from National Taiwan University, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital and the Taiwan Anti-Mycobacterial Investigation (TAMI) Group in Taiwan.

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