Other organs usually are affected as a consequence of miliary tuberculosis.
The beneficial role of adjunctive corticosteroids have been demonstrated in miliary tuberculosis, tuberculous meningitis and pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
These are called tuberculosis cutis miliaris disseminata, tuberculosis cutis acuta generalisata and acute miliary tuberculosis of the skin.
No patients had accompanying miliary or extrapulmonary involvement.
Hypoxemia not accounted for by the degree of involvement seen on chest radiograph may be suggestive of forthcoming miliary disease.
Tuberculous effusions can follow early postprimary, chronic pulmonary, or miliary tuberculosis.
Choroidal tubercles, when present, can provide valuable diagnostic clues to life threatening forms of disseminated tuberculosis such as miliary tuberculosis.
Adjunctive corticosteroids may be beneficial in patients with tuberculous meningitis, tuberculous pericarditis, or miliary tuberculosis with refractory hypoxemia.
In those not previously exposed to M. tuberculosis, miliary tuberculosis of the skin and tuberculosis chancre have been described.
A larger number of children with TB meningitis or miliary TB have a skin test that is initially nonreactive.