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An acute inflammatory skin disease, the lesions consisting of vesicles and papules, which may be accompanied by a prickling or tingling sensation. Also known as heat rash; prickly heat.



a condition resulting from intensified perspiration caused by overheating during hot weather or by wearing excessive clothing. The condition is observed most often in nursing infants and young children who are in poor physical condition or afflicted with such diseases as rickets, tuberculosis, or exudative diathesis. Tiny vesicles appear on the externally unchanged skin of the torso; subjective sensations are absent. Miliaria rubra (prickly heat), or itching inflamed nodules with surface vesicles, may arise. A secondary infection may develop, resulting in tiny pustules that dry into scabs. Treatment involves removal of the basic cause, good care of the skin, and observance of the rules of personal hygiene. Unctuous antiseptic powders should be applied locally.

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Miliary lung metastasis due to papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Out of 101 cases 25% had isolated pulmonary TB, 48% had combined pulmonary and extrapulmonary involvement including 3 miliary TB and 27% had extrapulmonary involvement alone.
(11-13) Splenic TB is usually a part of miliary or disseminated TB and rarely may occur in isolation.
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The patient was diagnosed with miliary TB along with tuberculous spondylitis and transferred to a hospital which had a TB ward.
Another rarely reported features are solitary pulmonary nodule, interstitial lung disease, cystic lesions, cavitary lung nodules, and miliary pattern [5, 8, 11].
We describe a case of a male with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on immunosuppressing medications who presented with fevers and shortness of breath and was found to have miliary histoplasmosis.
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Cats with food allergies may continually scratch their head and neck, develop tiny crusted lesions over their bodies (miliary dermatitis), lick off their fur or develop larger sores (eosinophilic granuloma complex).
In our study, there were 66(16.1%) cases of tuberculosis out of 410 cases, among which 11 cases (16.7%) are of miliary tuberculosis involving lung, liver, kidney,and spleen.
Earliest radiographic changes in osteodystrophy fibrosa are increased radiolucency, miliary mottling and progressive loss of the laminae durae dentes.