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March 23, 1912

A CASE OF DIABETES MELLITUS ASSOCIATED WITH TUBERCULOSIS OF THE ADRENAL GLANDS

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):847. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030245007
Abstract

The following case deserves to go on record for a number of reasons, chiefly because of the association of diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis of the adrenal glands, and also because of the occurrence of apparently primary tuberculosis of the adrenal glands. The notes on the previous history and the diabetes and the adrenal glands are given in full; the other notes are abbreviated.

For the privilege of reporting this case I am indebted to Dr. Alfred Stengel, to whose service at the University Hospital the patient was admitted. The case records were encountered while making some investigations in regard to diabetes.

History.  —J. O., a man, aged 45, farmer, native of Pennsylvania, entered the hospital on Jan. 20, 1902, and died there five days later. Diagnosis: diabetes and consolidation of the left lower lobe. The patient's father died of pleurisy, his mother of an unknown cause; one sister died of

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