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Causes Of Miliary Tuberculosis
Disseminated: Infection, advanced.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection is also known as Tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Multiple causes: The word miliary means small seed like nodules (shadows). The word miliary is synomomous with infections such as tuberculosis or malignancy. These findings need to correlated with history and physical. Sometime additional testing such as ct scan is needed to further characterize the shadows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it right that extrapulmo TB and miliary TB also spread by blood circulation in the body? And if does then what's the difference?
Both spread by blood: You are correct in that extrapulmonary and miliary TB are the same in that they both represent dissemination of TB through the blood stream. Miliary TB gets its name from the appearance on chest xray as distribution small spots which look like millet seeds. Approximately 15% of TB cases are extrapulmonary affecting lymph, pleura, uterus/testicles, bones, meninges, bowel, pericardium and skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung inflammation: Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection. It induces intense inflammation that destroys normal lung tissue & causes cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever & night sweat. Body's immune system tries to contain infection by forming granulomas to wall off the TB bug, but cytokines released by activated immune cells causes damage to lungs. ...Read more
Fever: Is very likely related to the TB infection. ...Read more
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Not really: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection by a bacterium. It can cause pneumonia and even holes/cavities in the lung if not treated. It typically does not cause copd. It is possible, depending on how severe the infection is, that TB can cause scarring in the lung. Smoking is the main cause of copd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extrapulmonic TB: When you first get TB by inhalation it multiplies in the lung, then into a lymph node, where it ruptures into a blood vessel and the bacteria spread to sites around the body, usually those that receive the most blood. This includes bone. It may lie dormant in those sites for many years, only to reactivate later and produce disease at one of these extra-pulmonic sites. ...Read more
Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more
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