Extrapulmonary and Miliary Tuberculosis

Caseating granulomas, regardless of location, can undergo liquefaction, spread tubercle bacilli and cause symptoms.2,6 Because of muted or altered symptoms, the diagnosis of TB is difficult and often delayed in immunocompromised hosts2,3,6 HIV-infected patients may present with only extrapulmonary TB, which is uncommon in HIV-negative persons. A widely disseminated form of the disease called miliary TB can occur, 7?articularly in children and immunocompromised hosts, and it can be rapidly fatal.1 Immediate treatment is required.

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Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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