- Learning Objectives
Definition of Presumptive Pulmonary TB.
Consequent action of identifying a case of Presumptive Pulmonary TB.
Pulmonary TB(PTB) is primarily involves lungs. Screening should be done for the following symptoms:
Figure: Signs and Symptoms of active TB
Regular screening of Presumptive TB cases with unexplained cough of any duration should be done and checked for:
- History of close contact with known active TB case
- Whether the patient has developed Presumptive/confirmed extrapulmonary TB(EPTB)
- High-risk groups: PL HIV, Diabetics, Malnourished, Cancer patients, patients on immunosuppressive therapy or steroids
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