ROBERT CHARR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Does hemoptysis in patients with apparently inactive pulmonary tuberculosis mean relapse of tuberculosis? If not, what other pulmonary diseases are the causes? How frequently is the hemoptysis unexplained? What is the usual outcome? With these questions in mind, the present study was carried out.
The clinical material studied consisted of 123 patients, 54 men and 69 women. In all of these patients the tuberculosis had been considered inactive for the past five to 20 years. Twenty-one—11 women and 10 men—had hemoptysis. Of the total, in 13 the hemoptysis could not be explained. The roentgenologic examination of
CHARR R. SIGNIFICANCE OF HEMOPTYSIS IN APPARENTLY INACTIVE PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:479–486. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-3-479
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(3):479-486.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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