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 result from reinfection with the tubercle bacillus or from reactivation of a dormant endogenous infection.

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