What are the possible post-treatment complications of tuberculosis (TB)?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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After completion of treatment for pulmonary TB, patients remain at risk for late complications, which include relapse, aspergilloma, bronchiectasis, broncholithiasis, fibrothorax, and possibly carcinoma. A copy of the chest radiograph at the time of completion of therapy should be provided to the patient to facilitate the diagnosis of late complications.


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