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Most tuberculosis (TB) infections in women of reproductive age occur around pregnancy and the postpartum period. Miliary TB is a disseminated form of the disease which is rare during pregnancy and postpartum but potentially fatal. The clinical presentation of miliary pulmonary TB is not specific and body specimens may be difficult to obtain or give a negative finding, leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment. The decision to investigate patients’ symptoms with imaging can be rewarding as the miliary pattern can be easily recognized. We report a case of postpartum miliary pulmonary TB in a client negative for human immunodeficiency virus infection that was diagnosed with chest computed tomography after prolonged illness and no certain clinical diagnosis.


Tuberculosis miliary pulmonary postpartum

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Tambe, J. (2021). Dilemme diagnostic et rôle de l’imagerie dans la tuberculose pulmonaire miliaire en postpartum. Journal Africain d’Imagerie Médicale (J Afr Imag Méd)., 13(1).


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