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miliary tuberculosis

n.
An acute form of tuberculosis characterized by very small tubercles in various body organs, caused by the spread of tubercle bacilli through the bloodstream.
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Noun1.miliary tuberculosis - acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream)miliary tuberculosis - acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream)
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
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mil·i·a·ry tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

n. tuberculosis miliar, enfermedad que invade el organismo a través de la sangre y se caracteriza por la formación de tubérculos diminutos en los órganos afectados.
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(25) Universal BCG vaccination of all infants protects against progression to miliary TB and TB meningitis but does not affect TB transmission.
It can potentially be confused with miliary TB, but compared with miliary TB the patient in uncomplicated silicosis is not acutely ill.
In about 50% of cases of miliary TB, chest x-rays appear normal.
Several types of extrapulmonary TB, such as tuberculous meningitis and miliary TB, cause substantial rates of illness and death in various populations (4).
False-negative reactions may also be seen in patients with disseminated infection like miliary TB or in immunosuppressed states like severe malnutrition in children or HIV infection.
Characteristics of the patients in the two data sets were comparable except for a slight excess of pulmonary involvement, cervical lymphadenopathy, and miliary TB among patients with HIV-TB in the testing set; the body-mass index, mid-arm circumference, total lymphocyte count, and serum albumin of patients with HIV-TB in the testing set were comparatively lower as compared to that with HIV-TB in the training set (Table I).
TB-related sudden death due to myocarditis complicating miliary TB: a case report and literature review.
Accurate preoperative staging is frequently confused by the presence of palpable lymphadenopathy, lung lesions suggestive of metastases or miliary TB, and bone marrow changes again affected by opportunistic infections.
On the other hand, in three patients the serum TNF alpha was undetectable: patient 9 (pulmonary with cavitations TB), patient 12 (pulmonary TB), and patient 21 (miliary TB).
Disease that may affect the interstitium like miliary TB, malignancies, pulmonary oedema, and viral pneumonias were excluded.
In order to increase specificity for the diagnosis of active TB and not overload the TB service, the following criteria had to be met before referral for empirical TB treatment: (i) cough with night sweats and/or weight loss for more than 2 weeks; (ii) inadequate clinical response to broad-spectrum antibiotics; (iii) deteriorating level of function; (iv) chest radiograph consistent with active PTB or miliary TB; (v) pleural fluid sent for adenosine deaminase (ADA) testing if effusion present; (vi) fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of any peripheral lymph nodes > 2 cm in diameter if lymphadenopathy present.
Four types of gallbladder tuberculosis (GBTB) have been described: A) Miliary TB in children with ulcerating tubercles in the gallbladder.