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Chest x-ray demonstrating miliary Tuberculosis which is a diffuse form of Tuberculosis. Its name comes from a distinctive pattern seen on a chest X-ray of many tiny (white) spots distributed throughout the lung fiaelds with the appearance similar to millet seeds, thus the term "miliary" tuberculosis. When the mycobacterium which causes the disease gets into the blood stream it can settle in many areas of the lung (and other organs) causing this miliary appearance.

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