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Disseminated Miliary Tuberculosis: A Classic Case of Fatality!

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Maternal Mortality - Lessons Learnt from Autopsy

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Tuberculosis continues to be the most common cause of death from infectious agents in childbearing-age women worldwide. Overpopulation, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, increasing poverty, and the increasing incidence of antibiotic-resistant isolates are increasing the burden of tuberculosis on women and society. Disseminated miliary TB results when a large number of bacteria travel through the blood stream and spread throughout the body. Here we present a young primigravida, HIV negative, diagnosed very late as a case of pulmonary miliary TB on radioimaging, finally succumbing to it. An autopsy revealed disseminated miliary TB involving multiple organs.

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Jashnani, K.D., Patil, L.Y., Bhadade, R.R. (2022). Disseminated Miliary Tuberculosis: A Classic Case of Fatality!. In: Jashnani, K.D. (eds) Maternal Mortality - Lessons Learnt from Autopsy. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3420-9_24

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