F. M. POTTENGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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When one considers the prognosis of tuberculosis in its widest implications he is obliged to extend his discussion to every phase of the tuberculosis problem and consider every factor which influences bacillary growth and activity or modifies individual resistance. The outcome of the disease is influenced by the virulence and numbers of infecting bacilli; the type of the disease and its severity; the constitutional peculiarities of the patient; his general reacting powers; his condition at the time when infection occurs; the character of the tissues which are involved; the nature of the lesion; the time when the diagnosis is
POTTENGER FM. PROGNOSIS IN TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:474–483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-474
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(3):474-483.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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