80 year old Russian woman who intially presented with a cavitating LUL nodule that was biopsied and thought to represent sarcoidosis
In December the nodules in the LUL enlarged with an arborising pattern involving the posterior subsegment of the LUL as well as an unchanged RUL ground glass infiltrate
Susequent diagnosis of TB was made
Initially there wasprogressive disease in the LUL and lingula with new cavitation in the lingula infiltrate/nodule and extension of the infiltrate in the LUL with a new calcification. These findings were consistent with reactivation TB .
Repeated sputa were positive for acid fast bacilli
More recently new micronodularity was noted in the right lung .
Now 1 month later she presents with a large right pleural effusion and a smaller left effusion