Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Miliary Nodules Caused by Multi Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis - Rare Presentation of Common Disease: Case Report

Rakhee Khanduri*

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, India

*Correspondance to: Rakhee Khanduri 

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Abstract

"Tuberculosis" (TB) is a disease caused by the bacteria ‘Mycobacterium tuberculosis’. Miliary tuberculosis is a type of tuberculosis that occurs when there is hematogenous spread of the bacilli. It is a type of disseminated tuberculosis. There is presence of grossly visible tiny tubercles that resemble millet seeds in size and form. Which can be of different sizes as per the stage. It is usually seen with associated immunodeficiency states. It can be a fatal if it is not detected and treated early. Miliary Tb in itself is an arduous task to treat as it presents with multi system involvement and significant involvement of organs like Brain and Adrenal Glands can lead to disastrous results. If Miliary Tb is caused by a Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis which in itself is a challenge to diagnose and treat, resulting in increase of the disease severity by multiple folds. A rare case of Multidrug Resistant Miliary Tuberculosis is presented here (MDR-TB).

Citation:

Khanduri R. Miliary Nodules Caused by Multi Drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis - Rare Presentation of Common Disease: Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2314..

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