Seven infants in whom pulmonary tuberculosis developed before they were 2 years of age have been selected for report from a large group of tuberculous infants seen in the clinic for tuberculosis of the New Haven Hospital. They were selected because they had been followed up over a period of at least four years, during which time repeated clinical and roentgenologic examinations were made. A detailed analysis of these cases has been made to show the course of the disease, with the hope of throwing further light on the ultimate fate of infants infected at this early age. Few instances of recovery from pulmonary tuberculosis acquired in early infancy have been reported in which observation has been extended over a sufficiently long period to furnish reliable data on prognosis for those who survive the first or second year of life.
The case histories of the seven infants are
DUNHAM EC. II. PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANTS UNDER TWO YEARS OF AGE; A REPORT OF SEVEN CASES AND DISCUSSION OF THE COURSE OF THE DISEASE. Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(1):149–170. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960080158010