The symptomatic manifestations of tuberculosis may be almost as varied as those of syphilis. However, since the course in adults is manifested usually as one of the two or three most common types, clinicians tend to overlook some of the more unusual manifestations. It is the purpose of this report to present studies on a case of intestinal malabsorption associated with tuberculosis of the mesenteric and retroperitoneal lymph nodes, carried out over a period of four years.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 16 year old white school boy was first seen by one of us (W. B. P.) on Jan. 9, 1935, complaining of diarrhea. Two years previously diarrhea began insidiously, with four to eight watery stools daily; no other associated symptoms were noted. Examination of his stools at that time revealed the dwarf tapeworm. During the two subsequent years he received several types of medication without improvement; the symptoms
KLEIN A, PORTER WB. INTESTINAL MALABSORPTION ASSOCIATED WITH TUBERCULOSIS OF MESENTERIC LYMPH NODES. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1944;74(2):120–130. doi:10.1001/archinte.1944.00210200041004
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