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Evidence of a "Silent" Bacillemia in Primary Tuberculosis

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▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to William W. Stead, M.D., Milwaukee County General Hospital, 8700 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53226

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Little Rock, Arkansas

Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(4):559-561. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-74-4-559
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A case is described in which a chest-wall abscess appears to have developed during the course of a silent primary tuberculous infection caused by localization of bacilli in the site of blunt trauma. This demonstration of the occurrence of bacillemia in the course of primary tuberculosis in man adds credibility to the "unitary concept" of the pathogenesis of tuberculosis in man.





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