Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Infections

  • Authors: Richard E. Chaisson, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 3/30/17 (What's New)


  • Most children with TB develop pulmonary parenchymal disease and/or intrathoracic lymphadenopathy, although 25% to 35% may develop extrapulmonary disease[Cruz 2007; Ussery 1996]
  • Disseminated (miliary) TB may be acute or subacute and is characterized by fevers and multiorgan involvement[Cruz 2007; Starke 2004]

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