VICTOR A. MCKUSICK; A. MURRAY FISHER
The subject of this communication is a condition which probably can most appropriately be termed hereditary miliary broncho-alveolar cystic disease. However, because of the cumbersome nature of this designation, the well established terminology congenital cystic disease of the lung has been retained.
The purposes of this communication are four: (1) to present evidence supporting the hereditary nature of the disorder; (2) to indicate that clubbed fingers on the basis of this disorder can exist for most of the patient's lifetime—for decades before any clinical evidences of pulmonary disease are detectable; (3) to demonstrate that the clinical picture may be that
MCKUSICK VA, FISHER AM. CONGENITAL CYSTIC DISEASE OF THE LUNG WITH PROGRESSIVE PULMONARY FIBROSIS AND CARCINOMATOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:774–790. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-4-774
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(4):774-790.
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