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June 30, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(9):687. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860260061028

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To the Editor:—  In our paper on Benign Pneumonoconiosis (The Journal, March 24, p. 701) there appears the statement that "advanced silicosis with conglomerate nodulation is often a disabling disease, and when silicosis is complicated by tuberculosis it is fatal." In the summary we state that "advanced silicosis is usually disabling and, when complicated with tuberculosis, it is fatal."The statement that advanced silicosis when complicated with tuberculosis is fatal has been questioned, and properly so, because there are many patients with advanced silicosis who have inactive pulmonary tuberculosis without pronounced disability. We mean, of course, that advanced silicosis is fatal when complicated by active, progressive pulmonary tuberculosis.

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