SAMUEL COHEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The substance, amyloid, is now considered to be a complex protein, the exact chemical composition of which has not yet been definitely determined. The disease, secondary amyloidosis, is looked upon by most contemporary observers as a disturbance of protein metabolism.
More effective treatment of syphilis and a more prompt surgical attack on suppurative foci have undoubtedly reduced these two common conditions as potential sources of amyloidosis and have served to center attention on tuberculosis as the chief current cause of this complication. The lesson is obvious. Early and adequate control of precavitary tuberculosis will prevent amyloidosis. The earlier
COHEN S. AMYLOIDOSIS COMPLICATING TUBERCULOSIS—DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:990–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-990
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(6):990-1002.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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