primary tuberculosis

(redirected from childhood type tuberculosis)

pri·mar·y tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

first infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, typically seen in children but also occurs in adults, characterized in the lungs by the formation of a primary complex consisting of small peripheral pulmonary focus with spread to hilar or paratracheal lymph nodes; may proceed to cavitate or heal with scarring or may progress.

pri·mar·y tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(prī'mar-ē tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
First infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, typically seen in children but also occurring in adults, characterized in the lungs by the formation of a primary complex consisting of a small peripheral pulmonary focus with spread to hilar or paratracheal lymph nodes; may cavitate or heal with scarring, or may progress.

pri·mar·y tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(prī'mar-ē tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
First infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, typically seen in children but also occurs in adults, characterized in lungs by formation of a primary complex consisting of small peripheral pulmonary focus with spread to hilar or paratracheal lymph nodes.