Miliary tuberculosis A19-

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Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • disseminated tuberculosis
  • generalized tuberculosis
  • tuberculous polyserositis
Clinical Information
  • An acute form of tuberculosis in which minute tubercles are formed in a number of organs of the body due to dissemination of the bacilli through the blood stream.
  • I would say the hematogenous widespread dissemination of tuberculosis in the body. The term derives from the chest x-ray image of the tiny (1-5 mm) tuberculosis lesions which are seen through out the lung parenchyma.
  • A19 Miliary tuberculosis
    • A19.0 Acute miliary tuberculosis of a single specified site
    • A19.1 Acute miliary tuberculosis of multiple sites
    • A19.2 Acute miliary tuberculosis, unspecified
    • A19.8 Other miliary tuberculosis
    • A19.9 Miliary tuberculosis, unspecified