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Spleen tuberculosis. Gross specimen of a sectioned spleen from a patient with miliary tuberculosis (TB). Tubercules, nodular lesions of infected dead tissue, are white. Miliary TB is a chronic form of the disease where Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria spread from the infected lungs to other organs. If untreated, this type of TB is fatal.
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