Items tagged “pulmonary infection”
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Primary pulmonary tuberculosis
Primary pulmonary tuberculosis is seen in patients not previously exposed to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Epidemiology It is most common in infants and children and has the highest prevalence in children under 5 years of age 1. Radiographic features Primary pulmonary tuberculosis manifests as...
Post-primary pulmonary tuberculosis
Post-primary tuberculosis, also known as reactivation tuberculosis or secondary tuberculosis usually occurs during the two years following the initial infection. Reactivation frequently occurs in the setting of decreased immunity and usually involves the lung apex. Pathology Location apical ...
Miliary tuberculosis is an uncommon pulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis. It represents haematogeneous dissemination of uncontrolled tuberculous infection and carries a relatively poor prognosis. It is seen both in primary and post-primary tuberculosis and may be associated with tuberculous ...