Miliary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Saikat Sarkar



Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

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

Case Discussion

Miliary tuberculosis represents hematogenous 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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