The adult respiratory distress syndrome associated with miliary tuberculosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
  • Tuberculosis, Miliary

abstract

  • Miliary tuberculosis is an unusual cause of acute, catastrophic pulmonary failure. In this report, we describe three patients with miliary tuberculosis who developed the adult respiratory distress syndrome. The diagnosis of tuberculosis was suspected early, appropriate therapy was initiated, and two patients survived. The experience with these cases serves to reemphasize the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for treatable precipitating disorders in patients with acute respiratory failure.

publication date

  • December 1978

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 620556

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 37

end page

  • 43

volume

  • 73

number

  • 1