TB or not TB?

Shahrad Taheri, John Crump, Dunisha Samarasinghe, William Weir

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These 3 cases illustrate what we believe to be unusual presentations of tuberculosis. In no case was there conclusive proof of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis using histological, microbiological or radiological techniques. All were treated empirically with anti-tuberculous medication, with complete recovery. With the re-emergence of tuberculosis, there may be a rise in such cases, and the importance of their recognition and empirical treatment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes



  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Unusual presentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)

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