Does anybody know of a good criteria for classifying disseminated tuberculosis? I found this criteria helpful, (from Wang et al 2007), but am looking to compare it to others if applicable--is there a universally accepted definition for disseminated TB?
i. Isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from blood, bone marrow, liver biopsy specimen, or ≥2 noncontiguous organs;
ii. Isolation of M. tuberculosis from 1 organ and histologic demonstration of caseating granulomatous inflammation from the bone marrow, liver biopsy specimen, or another noncontiguous organ;
iii. Isolation of M. tuberculosis from 1 organ and radiographic finding of miliary lung lesions