Miliary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Saikat Sarkar

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Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Innumerable small nodules in bilateral lung fields measuring approx 1-3 mm in diameter

Case Discussion

Miliary tuberculosis represents haematogenous dissemination of uncontrolled tuberculous infection and carries a relatively poor prognosis. 

It is seen both in primary and post-primary tuberculosis and may be associated with tuberculous infection in numerous other tissues and organs.

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Case Information

rID: 35156
Case created: 24th Mar 2015
Last edited: 25th Sep 2016
System: Chest
Tag: rapids
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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