Respiratory Science
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2021): Respiratory Science

Endobronchial Tuberculosis: Diagnosis and Treatment Approach

Yunita Arliny (Syiah Kuala University - Dr. Zainoel Abidin Hospital)
Diennisa Shafira Mursalin (Universitas Diponegoro)

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Publish Date
15 Oct 2021


Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) is defined as tuberculosis (TB)infection of the tracheobronchial tract. Tracheal and bronchial involvement from TB infection was first reported by Morten in 1698. Endobronchial tuberculosis is a form of TB that is difficult to diagnose because the lesions are frequently undetectable by sputum examination and chest X-ray alone. Endobronchial tuberculosis is present in 10-40% of active TB patients and more than 90% of cases are accompanied by bronchial stenosis of various degrees. The main goal of therapy in active EBTB is to eradicate Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the tracheobronchial tract and further prevent stenosis. Complications of EBTB apart from airway stenosis are atelectasis, haemoptysis and shortness of breath accompanied by wheezing even after administration of anti-tuberculosis drugs (ATD).

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Health Professions Medicine & Pharmacology


Focuses on original article reviews and case reports in pulmonary and critical care medicine Scope: 1. Asthma 2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 3. Lung Physiology and Sleep-Related Disorder 4. Lung Infection 5. Thoracic Oncology 6. Interstitial Lung Disease 7. Environmental Lung ...