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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Chest imaging showed a diffuse infiltrate in a miliary pattern.
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 (8).
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 tuberculosis
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.