enteric tuberculosis

en·ter·ic tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

a complication of cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis usually resulting from expectoration and swallowing of bacilli that then infect areas of the digestive tract where there is relative stasis or abundant lymphoid tissue; can be caused by ingestion of bovine tubercular organisms in infected milk; now rarely seen.
See also: tuberculous enteritis.

en·ter·ic tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(en-ter'ik tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
A complication of cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis usually resulting from expectoration and swallowing of bacilli that then infect areas of the digestive tract.
See also: tuberculous enteritis
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