It would naturally be surmised that lungs the seat of tuberculosis would be particularly predisposed to pneumonic inflammation, and vice versa; but the evidence that exists is, to say the least, not conclusive, and the question seems to be one worthy of more consideration than has been devoted to it, in order that a definite answer may be secured.
Philip1 makes the statement that in his experience the supervention of pneumonia in the course of pulmonary tuberculosis is by no means uncommon, the reciprocal influence of the one disease upon the other being variable. Tuberculosis is not rarely observed in the lungs after death from pneumonia. On the other hand, in the study of one thousand cases of pulmonary tuberculosis in only.5 per cent, did there seem to be any close relation to pre-existing pneumonia. Liability to error in this connection may arise from failure to observe that a
THE RELATION BETWEEN PNEUMONIA AND PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(10):627. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460100049014
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