Autopsy findings of miliary tuberculosis in a renal transplant recipient

Authors

  • Khushdeep Shergill Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Armed Forces Medical College, Department of Pathology
  • Divya Shelly Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Armed Forces Medical College, Department of Pathology
  • Manoj G Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Armed Forces Medical College, Department of Pathology
  • Ritu Ranjan Kumar Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Armed Forces Medical College, Department of Pathology

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.026

Keywords:

Miliary Tuberculosis, Renal Transplant, Autopsy

Abstract

Miliary tuberculosis is a lethal form of disseminated tuberculosis (TB), deriving its name from the millet-seed-sized granulomas in multiple organs. As TB still remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in India, its disseminated forms need to be diagnosed early to ensure more aggressive treatment at the earliest possible time. However, a considerable number of cases are missed ante-mortem. We discuss the case of a 32-year-old immunocompromised, non-HIV patient with an ante-mortem diagnosis of pulmonary TB. However, multiple organ involvement by Mycobacterium tuberculosis was demonstrated on autopsy. This case highlights the role of autopsy as a research and learning tool, and prudential clinico-pathologic correlation, which will improve clinical outcomes in the future

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Published

2017-09-30

How to Cite

Shergill, K., Shelly, D., G, M., & Kumar, R. R. (2017). Autopsy findings of miliary tuberculosis in a renal transplant recipient. Autopsy and Case Reports, 7(3), 7-12. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2017.026

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Article / Autopsy Case Report