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Pulmonary tuberculosis: clinical review

Pulmonary tuberculosis: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


August 4, 2011


November 3, 2016

Programme Description

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr Murugesan Raja, covers the aetiology and presenting features of pulmonary tuberculosis and refers to disease in other sites. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include diagnostic strategies, treatment regimes and their side effects and infectivity, along with holistic principles of treatment and public heath implications.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article GPs should be better able to:
  • Understand the current impact of TB in the UK
  • Recognise the presenting symptoms
  • Understand how to achieve a diagnosis
  • Participate in counselling and treatment
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Ian Campbell
    Honorary Consultant Physician
    University Hospital Llandough

    Dr Matt Brouns
    Registrar in Respiratory Medicine
    Nevill Hall Hospital

    Reviewed and updated in 2016 by:
    Dr Murugesan Raja
    Respiratory GP Clinical lead
    Central Manchester CCG

    Test author
    Sarah Gray


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required