A chest X-ray is very important in confirming a clinical suspicion or diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. In children, tuberculosis is often diagnosed on a chest X-ray.
A chest X-ray is an important way of diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis.
In children with HIV infection, other HIV related lung conditions may present with a similar X-ray appearance. This makes interpretation more difficult. If pneumonia does not respond to a weeks course of antibiotics, always suspect TB.