June 1926

Troubles de la Fonction Gastrigue et Syndromes Associés chez les Tuberculeux Pulmonaires (La Toux Emétisante).

Author Affiliations

By Pierre Marsal. Inaugural thesis at the University of Nancy. Paris: A. Maloine et fils.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;37(6):865-866. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120240137013

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This thesis is the report of a careful, thorough study of sixty-five cases in the sanatorium at Nancy hi the service of Parisot. All of these were active cases of pulmonary tuberculosis that presented grave gastric symptoms. Digestive disturbances occurred in 20 per cent of all consumptives and were about three times as common in women as in men. While fundamentally these troubles are due to the toxemia of the infection they are often brought on by overfeeding and medication. Many closed cases had gastric disturbances, showing that swallowed septic matter was not necessarily a factor.

Examination of the stomach did not as a rule show any extreme degrees of variation from the normal. In the early cases there was a hypersecretion and a hyperactivity of the gastric juices as shown by digestive tests. Roentgenoscopy generally showed a hypermotility and a marked tendency to spasm. Later in the course of

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