H. L. BOCKUS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. TUMEN, M.D.; K. KORNBLOOM, M.D.
Diffuse ulcerative tuberculosis of the intestines not associated with pulmonary tuberculosis is extremely rare, particularly in the United States. The subject is inadequately treated or completely ignored in most American textbooks and systems of medicine. For these reasons it was deemed advisable to report our experience with two cases, unique because of the extent of intestinal involvement and complete roentgenologic data. A review of the literature is included.
In 1902 Heller1 stated that the primary focus of the infection was intestinal in 30.6 per cent of tuberculous children. Edens2 reported in 1905 that the initial focus
BOCKUS HL, TUMEN H, KORNBLOOM K. DIFFUSE PRIMARY TUBERCULOUS ENTEROCOLITIS; A REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1461–1482. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-8-1461
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(8):1461-1482.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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