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Case Reports
January 1936

PRIMARY TUBERCULOSIS, OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA AND ASTHMA WITH RECOVERY

Author Affiliations

ALBANY, N. Y.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(1):118-122. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970130127011

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Abstract

The occurrence in infancy of tuberculosis, obstructive pulmonary emphysema or asthma, singly, is relatively common. But a primary tuberculous infection causing obstructive pulmonary emphysema and asthma, with recovery, in an infant 9 months old is rare. In fact, a search of the literature failed to disclose a report of such a sequence of events. It was therefore considered advisable to record the following case.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—E. S., a white boy, was born at term on Nov. 7, 1927. Two other children in the family were living and well. He was nursed for two months and then placed on a diet of diluted pasteurized grade A cow's milk, supplemented with orange juice and cod liver oil. He vomited continuously until given whole lactic acid milk. Progress was satisfactory until February 1928, when he caught cold while the house was being painted. He acquired a mild cough, which continued

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