JOSEPH H. ROGERS, M.D.
In July, 1957, the author reported the incidence of fatal coronary thrombosis (myocardial infarction, coronary occlusion, "coronary," "heart attack") in tuberculous white men of 40 years and above to be significantly lower than in a corresponding group without a history of tuberculosis.1 Attention was called to earlier reports on the low incidence of pulmonary embolism in tuberculous patients. The theory was advanced that tuberculous infection "provokes some response in the body which has a protective action against coronary thrombosis and thrombo-embolic phenomena in general." A circulating anticoagulant was suggested.
A natural sequel to this work would be a similar study
ROGERS JH. CORONARY THROMBOSIS, CEREBRAL VASCULAR ACCIDENT AND PULMONARY EMBOLISM IN LEPROSY1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:746–753. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-4-746
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(4):746-753.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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