IRVING N. WOLFSON, M.D.
Intestinal tuberculosis is a common complication of pulmonary tuberculosis. It is found in 65 to 80 per cent of tuberculous patients at autopsy,1-8 and its incidence in living patients is generally 15 to 20 per cent.7, 9 In one large group of indigent patients Granet5 found roentgen-ray evidence of enteritis in 38 per cent. Most authors agree that the complication is more common in younger patients and that the incidence varies with the extent of the pulmonary disease.
The diagnosis may be suspected in a patient with active pulmonary tuberculosis who develops gastrointestinal complaints of any nature, as anorexia, nausea,
WOLFSON IN. THE USE OF PARA-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID (PAS) IN THE TREATMENT OF INTESTINAL TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:1475–1483. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-6-1475
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(6):1475-1483.
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