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Article
July 1927

TUBERCULOSIS FOLLOWING DELIVERY ORIGINATING FROM GENITAL TUBERCULOSIS: ACUTE MILIARY FORM

Author Affiliations

SYRACUSE, N. Y.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1927;40(1):65-72. doi:10.1001/archinte.1927.00130070068006
Abstract

Acute miliary tuberculosis has been so thoroughly studied that the mere citation of an additional case would not be of particular interest. It is well known that the disease usually originates from tuberculosis of the intima of a blood or lymph vessel, sometimes by the penetration of a caseous focus into a vessel wall. A rupture of the caseous area suddenly throws millions of tubercle bacilli into the blood stream; these are sifted out by various organs and lead to the formation of innumerable miliary tubercles. A survey of the literature shows few reported cases in which the disease has originated in the female generative organs and has been definitely influenced by pregnancy or delivery.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —Mrs. V., aged 20, married seventeen months, five months pregnant, was admitted to the Syracuse Memorial Hospital on Dec. 29, 1924. A grandfather had died of tuberculosis; otherwise the family

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