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The term "tuberculous rheumatism" was first popularized by Poncet of Lyons in 1897. He included, however, in this group chronic as well as acute cases, while Bouillaud and his school have described an acute polyarthritis or tuberculous rheumatism. The author of this book has made an extensive review of the literature, in which he has found considerable evidence to support the theory that many cases which in this country are called proliferative arthritis or, in young children, Still's disease may be allergic manifestations secondary to a tuberculous lesion elsewhere in the body. Dr. Weill has discussed the subject of acute articular tuberculous rheumatism from the standpoint of etiology, symptoms, clinical forms (which are listed as primary tuberculous rheumatism, arthralgias and secondary tuberculous rheumatism) and cardiac complications. Diagnoses in most instances were made on a basis of clinical observations. In some of the cases, however, fluid was obtained from the involved
Le rhumatisme articulaire aigü tuberculeux. JAMA. 1933;100(15):1202–1203. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740150060034
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