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July 14, 1928

Tuberculous Intoxications, Concealed and Masked Tuberculosis. A Clinical Study.

JAMA. 1928;91(2):117-118. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700020051029

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Here is a descriptive review of the syndromes usually characterized as tuberculous intoxications. Ten of the fourteen chapters are devoted to emphasizing the tuberculous origin of these symptoms. The preclinical, prodromal or latent symptoms of tuberculous disease are now generally recognized as having been preceded by a tuberculous intoxication. Poncet pointed out that joint rheumatism in the young is frequently evidence of tuberculous intoxication and Teissier that an albuminuric syndrome, a cyclic albuminuria, in young persons is often a prodromal sign of a bacillary infiltration of tuberculous origin. The author points out here that many more noticeable symptoms observed in suspected individuals are really of tuberculous origin and that these signs are not suspected by the patient and are often overlooked by the physician as being tuberculous. The recognition of these symptoms is of utmost importance for an early diagnosis of tuberculosis.

The author seems somewhat overenthusiastic since he urges

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