Miliary tuberculosis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Cough and fevers.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Widespread small nodular opacities throughout both lungs.


Innumerable round small pulmonary nodules throughout the lungs as well as some regions of peribronchial thickening and mucous impaction within the airways at the lung apices. 

Case Discussion

Patient proceeded to bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage with M. tuberculosis detected by PCR. This is the typical appearance of miliary TB. 

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Case information

rID: 51026
Published: 15th Feb 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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