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July 1959

Occupational Tuberculosis of the Skin

AMA Arch Derm. 1959;80(1):132. doi:10.1001/archderm.1959.01560190134036

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In central Europe, the morbidity rate of cutaneous tuberculosis is much greater than in the United States. Therefore, the question of the role of occupational trauma is not an uncommon problem. Covering the pertinent literature of the past twenty-seven years, the author has reviewed the various forms of exogenous and endogenous cutaneous tuberculosis as related to trauma and occupational hazards in general, including the transfer of the infectoin from animal to man. Although the discussion of the medicolegal aspects of the problem follows the concepts of German legislation, this monograph represents a valuable aid to anyone called upon to serve as a consultant in the field of occupational dermatology.

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