Miliary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Khateeb


Fever, significant weight loss, deteriorating liver function.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Female

Bilateral lung fields interstitial opacities.


Numerous fine nodules scattered in both lung fields in a random fashion.
No mediastinal lymphadenopathy. 
No cavitary lesions.

Case Discussion

Bronchoalveolar lavage showed acid fast bacilli of tuberculosis.

Subsequent liver biopsy also showed tuberculosis.

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Case information

rID: 43591
Case created: 18th Mar 2016
Last edited: 22nd Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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