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Two illustrative cases furnish the basis for a discussion of the pathogenesis and medicolegal significance of miliary tuberculosis following trauma. In one instance a young man died 21 days after receiving a severe blow upon the head. At autopsy an active tuberculous meningitis with scattered miliary tubercles in lungs, spleen and kidneys was found. An old caseating focus was found at the hilus of the right lung. In the other case there was chemical trauma to the respiratory tract by the inhalation of ammonia. Death occurred 12 days later. Young miliary tubercles and early exudative foci were found in the
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Traumatic Miliary Tuberculosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:234. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-234_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):234.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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