Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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Hematogenous spread of tubercle bacilli throughout the body, usually in the first few months after a primary infection. The younger the infant the more rapidly the inflammatory process evolves.
May take several days to show up on CXR. Tiny, miliary densities are seen in the lungs that represent a confluence of several pulmonary granulomas. Hilar and paratracheal adenopathy may also seen.
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