Miliary tuberculosis in adults.

  title={Miliary tuberculosis in adults.},
  author={Alex T Proudfoot and A J Akhtar and A C Douglas and Norman W. Horne},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={2 5652},
Of 40 adults with miliary tuberculosis 24 had "overt" disease; in them miliary mottling was usually present on the chest radiograph, and tubercle bacilli were readily isolated from sputum, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid. In the remaining 16 patients the disease was termed "cryptic" because its usual clinical and radiographic features were absent. This cryptic type is as common as the overt type in patients over 60 years. In this series the peak age incidence was in the eighth decade, and… CONTINUE READING


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