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Tension pneumothorax



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  1. Antituberculous therapy: culture positive patients
  2. Antituberculous therapy: follow up
  3. Clinical suspicion of pneumothorax
  4. Complications of early suction
  5. Countries with a high burden of drug resistant tuberculosis
  6. Drug resistant tuberculosis
  7. Indications for suction
  8. Pneumothorax
  9. Pneumothorax and air travel
  10. Risk factors for drug-resistant tuberculosis
  11. Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax
  12. Tuberculosis and air travel
  13. Tuberculosis and pneumothorax
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