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childhood tuberculosis

 

Definition: initial (primary) infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, characterized by pneumonic lesions in the middle parts of the lungs, rarely cavitary, with rapid spread to lymph nodes in hilar and paratracheal areas; more often seen in childhood, but the pattern is not limited to children.

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