With the realization that tuberculosis commonly has its inception during the earlier years of life, physicians, so long concerned chiefly with the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in adults, are now focusing their attention to a greater degree on the manifestations of this disease in childhood, and particularly on that form known as tuberculous tracheobronchial adenopathy. During the last few years, studies looking toward an earlier diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis have resulted in the accumulation of such a mass of data that we have thought it wise to attempt an evaluation of the various signs, symptoms and tests which have a bearing on the diagnosis of this condition.
The data which relate to the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis comprise: (1) a history of exposure to infection; (2) the Pirquet skin test; (3) symptoms; (4) physical signs, and (5) roentgen-ray findings.
EXPOSURE TO INFECTION
Although it may appear heretical to say
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