Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuberculosis in Haiti
Photo by John Carroll
This x ray is of a 60 year old man in clinic the other day in southern Haiti. He had some shortness of breath the last several months and smokes cigarettes. He had dull sounds on auscultation of his right lower chest.
He has a large right pleural effusion and his tuberculin skin test was 13 mm.
I started him on four drug chemotherapy for tuberculosis.
See this article from Crofs Blogs.