Acute respiratory distress syndrome with miliary tuberculosis: A fatal combination

Francois Abi-Fadel, Kanchan Gupta

Abstract

Miliary tuberculosis (TB) results from hematogenous dissemination of mycobacterium tuberculosis (1). The term miliary was first described in 1700 by John Jacobus Manget, who linked the appearance of the involved lung, with its surface covered with firm small white nodules, to millet seeds.