secondary tuberculosis


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sec·on·dar·y tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

tuberculosis found in adults and characterized by lesions near the apex of an upper lobe, which may cavitate or heal with scarring without spreading to lymph nodes; theoretically, secondary tuberculosis may be due to exogenous reinfection or to reactivation of a dormant endogenous infection.

sec·on·dar·y tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
Tuberculosis found in adults characterized by lesions near the apex of an upper lobe, which may cavitate or heal with scarring without spreading to lymph nodes; theoretically, secondary tuberculosis may be due to exogenous reinfection or to reactivation of a dormant endogenous infection.
Synonym(s): reactivation tuberculosis.

sec·on·dar·y tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(sek'ŏn-dar-ē tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
Tuberculosis found in adults characterized by lesions near the apex of an upper lobe, which may cavitate or heal with scarring without spreading to lymph nodes.
Synonym(s): reactivation tuberculosis.
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