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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682On-line version ISSN 1678-9849

Abstract

BASTA, Paulo Cesar; ALVES, Luiz Carlos Corrêa  and  COIMBRA JUNIOR, Carlos E.A.. Radiographic patterns of pulmonary tuberculosis among the Suruí indians of Rondônia, Amazonia. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2006, vol.39, n.2, pp.221-223. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822006000200017.

The radiographic patterns of 23/33 (69.7%) Suruí indians, of the Brazilian Amazon, treated in 2003-2004 were analyzed. The analysis showed that 44.8% presented unspecific infiltrates, 10.3% presented cavitations and 39.1% presented multiple parenchymal involvements. Although 36% of the patients presented normal radiographs, they underwent anti-tuberculous treatment without having been submitted for other possible means of diagnosis.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Radiographic patterns; Diagnosis; South American indians.

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