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May 16, 1977

Relationship Between Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis and Tuberculosis

Author Affiliations

From the Medical School (Mr Gold), Rheumatic Disease Section (Dr Sharp), and the Departments of Pathology (Dr Estrada) and Internal Medicine (Drs Duffy and Person), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Dr Sharp is now with the Danville Veterans Administration Hospital, Danville, III, and Dr Duffy is presently with the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

JAMA. 1977;237(20):2213-2214. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270470049023

Some cases presently classified as multicentric reticulohistiocytosis may represent unusual manifestations of tuberculosis. Antituberculous chemotherapy may be justified in patients who have clinical and histopathologic evidence of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis in association with a positive tuberculin skin test.

(JAMA 237:2213-2214, 1977)

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