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secondary tuberculosis

secondary tuberculosis in Medicine

secondary tuberculosis n.
Tuberculosis occurring in adults and characterized by lesions near the apex of an upper lobe of the lung that may cavitate or heal with scarring; it may be result from reinfection with the tubercle bacillus or from reactivation of a dormant endogenous infection.

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