ROBERT S. BERGHOFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The subject of intestinal tuberculosis is of practical importance for several reasons. In the first place, because of its great frequency, it is present in probably fifty per cent of all cases of far advanced pulmonary tuberculosis. In the second place, because the symptoms are atypical, sometimes unbelievably masked, and in consequence render an early diagnosis difficult. First a few statements relative to the origin and mechanism.
Intestinal tuberculosis is practically always secondary to a lung infection, very rarely indeed is it primary. That this is so, has been and can be demonstrated at autopsy by a
BERGHOFF RS. Intestinal Tuberculosis*. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:59–65. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-2-1-59
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(1):59-65.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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