Re-evaluation of bone marrow aspiration in the diagnosis of miliary tuberculosis.

Abstract:

:We studied eight patients with miliary tuberculosis (TB). In all instances, tuberculomatous lesions were demonstrated in the aspirated bone marrow. We conclude that the bone marrow aspiration has great value in diagnosing miliary TB because it provides sufficient material to permit examination of serial sections as needed to confirm the diagnosis. The bone marrow aspiration also is safer than the alternative procedures of lung or liver biopsies.

journal_name

Chest

journal_title

Chest

authors

Kinoshita M,Ichikawa Y,Koga H,Sumita S,Oizumi K

doi

10.1378/chest.106.3.690

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1994-09-01 00:00:00

pages

690-2

issue

3

eissn

0012-3692

issn

1931-3543

pii

S0012-3692(15)48141-3

journal_volume

106

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