RALPH L. FISHER, A.B., M.D.
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Spontaneous pneumothorax, while occurring fairly frequently in tuberculosis, is a comparatively rare incident in other diseases. As a matter of fact, such authorities as Behier and Jaccoud claim that tuberculosis accounts for ninety per cent of the cases and there are some who even claim that all cases are due to a previous infection with the Koch bacillus. Browder1 has reported a case with a ruptured sub-pleural abscess as the etiological factor. Lewald2 has reported ten non-tuberculous cases with recovery of seven. Idiopathic cases have been observed by Kahn3, Weber4, Kelly5, Bedford and Joules6. Asthma as an etiological factor has
FISHER RL. Non-Tuberculous Spontaneous Pneumothorax1: With Report of Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1395–1405. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-11-1395
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(11):1395-1405.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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