Tuberculosis - An Old Disease with a New FaceTuberculosis tests and diagnosis
Tuberculosis tests and diagnosis
Tuberculosis is diagnosed using the results of X-rays, microbiological examinations, etc. Currently in Japan, 80% of pulmonary TB is diagnosed through a microbiological examination. (Figure 7)
Figure 7: Tuberculosis diagnosis flowchart
TB can occur in places other than the lungs
The majority of TB cases are of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). However, TB can occur in organs other than the lungs. (Figure 8)
Extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) accounts for 20% of all tuberculosis cases.