miliary pattern

mil·i·a·ry pat·tern

a chest radiographic pattern of fine, rounded opacities, typical of hematogenous dissemination of tuberculosis; size has some relationship to that of a millet seed.

mil·i·a·ry pat·tern

(mil'ē-ā-rē pat'ĕrn)
A chest radiographic pattern of fine, rounded opacities, typical of hematogenous dissemination of tuberculosis.
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Disseminated tuberculosis with and without a miliary pattern on chest radiograph: a clinical-pathologic-radiologic correlation.
Chest imaging showed a diffuse infiltrate in a miliary pattern.
The miliary pattern is a well-known chest radiographic pattern, consistent with the multiple nodules in the lung.
The middle and lower lung zone involvement, bilateral lung involvement, miliary pattern and normal chest radiograph were also more common in CD4 count <200/ [mm.
The predominance of miliary nodules in relation to cephalocaudal axis, their margin and size are not helpful features to the differential diagnosis of diseases presenting with a miliary pattern (8).
Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in a patient with miliary pattern tuberculosis
23,24] Often the patient is treated for presumed bacterial pneumonia,[5-8,11,16] and the presence of the miliary pattern can lead to a misdiagnosis of tuberculosis.
44 (62%) of the 71 patients with no underlying disease had a nodular pattern, 11 (15%) had confluent consolidation, 13 (18%) had consolidation with associated loss of volume and 3 (4%) patients had miliary pattern.
The diagnosis of TB was confirmed in 25 patients, 19 of whom had positive cultures (gastric washings/ sputum, blood or aspirate) and/or granulomas on histology (Table 1), while 6 patients were classified as having probable TB and treated as such, based on clinical suspicion and miliary pattern on chest X-ray, but in the absence of laboratory confirmation.