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Association of Tuberculosis of the Testicle with Tubercular Lesions Elsewhere in the Body.
—As stated above, in from 73 to 75 per cent. of persons dying from all causes, mediastinal glandular tuberculosis is present, and this in the majority of cases is probably the atrium of infection in the cases of testicular disease. The latter is not usually associated with pulmonary tuberculosis, though Reclus observed that 50 per cent. presented lung findings, and 2.5 per cent. of the pulmonary cases over 15 years of age suffered also from localization in the testicle. In his analysis of 500 cases of phthisis, 64 had involvement of the genito-urinary tract, 45 of the genital tract, and in 19 the testicles alone were affected. Simonds, from his post-mortem experience, found the genital organs involved in 2 per cent, of all tubercular children.Tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands and bones is not often accompanied by
MURPHY JB. TUBERCULOSIS OF THE TESTICLE. WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF ITS CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(20):1276–1279. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620460026001m
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