These can be solitary, multifocal or in a miliary pattern
Chest imaging showed a diffuse infiltrate in a miliary pattern
HRCT shows a miliary pattern
of innumerable tiny nodular densities in both lungs.
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 miliary pattern
is a well-known chest radiographic pattern, consistent with the multiple nodules in the lung.
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
For the 29 (64%) patients with pulmonary involvement, chest radiographic findings consisted of consolidation in 11 (38%) patients, miliary pattern
in 8 (28%) patients, interstitial pattern in 7 (24%) patients, pleural effusion in 5 (17%) patients, pulmonary mass in 1 (3%) patient, and no radiographic abnormality in 1 (3%) patient; multiple radiographic findings were noted in 4 patients.
Bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax in a patient with 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.
3], anemia, leukocytosis, and paratracheal adenopathy or a miliary pattern
on a chest radiograph (Table 2).
Five cases without positive cultures were classified as having 'probable' TB, defined as clinical improvement after 8 weeks of TB treatment and a miliary pattern
on chest radiograph or pleural effusion with an ADA level > 30 U/l.
A chest radiograph for Patient 3 showed ground-glass alveolar infiltration with tiny opacities, suggesting a miliary pattern
consistent with tuberculosis.