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miliary tuberculosis

 

Definition: general dissemination of tubercle bacilli in the blood, resulting in the formation of miliary tubercles in various organs and tissues, and occasionally producing symptoms of profound toxemia.

Synonym(s): disseminated tuberculosis, generalized tuberculosis

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