reactivation tuberculosis | definition

  • secondary infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis that forms later in life
  • occurs when the bacteria escape from the Ghon complexes and establish focal infections at other sites in immunocompromised individuals


Parker, N., Schneegurt, M., Thi Tu, A.-H., Forster, B. M., & Lister, P. (n.d.). Microbiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at:



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