JOHN W. BROWN, M.D.; J. LLOYD MASON, M.D.; S. P. LUCIA, M.D.
The occurrence of tuberculous involvement of the spleen in the course of miliary or advanced tuberculosis of other organs is common.1, 2, 3, 4 However, extensive active tuberculosis localized in the spleen is rare. When this disease occurs, it usually is associated with lesions of lesser extent in the nearby lymph nodes and in the liver, but the spleen appears to be the disseminating focus. Less than 100 cases of this type of tuberculous splenomegaly are recorded. Not all of them have been studied thoroughly and in many reports the specific characteristics are difficult to evaluate.
We present a case
BROWN JW, MASON JL, LUCIA SP. TUBERCULOUS SPLENOMEGALY; STUDY OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:519–528. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-3-519
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(3):519-528.
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