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Tuberculosis

Primary pulmonary tuberculosis
 
The primary pulmonary complex includes the parenchymal focus and the regional lymph nodes, about 70% of lung foci, are subpleural, and localized pleurisy is common
  • The hallmark of primary tuberculosis is the lung in the relatively large size of the regional lymph adenitis compared with the relatively small size of the initial lung focus.
     Primary  Post primary
 1 Age  Infant, children  Adult
 2 Cavity  No  Yes
 3 Glandular  Prominent  Not so common
  Component    
 4 Localization  No localization  Apical localization
 5 Generalized  Present  Localized
  Manifestations    
 6 Healing  Calcification  Fibrosis
 7 Spread  Blood, lymph vessels  Bronchus




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