THEODORE S. EVANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; VINCENT A. DELUCA JR.; LEVIN L. WATERS, M.D.
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A patient with pancytopenia recently came to necropsy in this hospital. A totally unsuspected disseminated tuberculous process was found in the viscera and bone marrow. It has been thought of interest to call attention to the alterations of the peripheral blood and bone marrow associated with miliary or disseminated tuberculosis, and to describe the findings in the present case.
Alterations in the peripheral blood in tuberculosis were recognized in the earliest days of blood counting. Apparently the first report associating such changes with tuberculosis of the bone marrow is that of Donhauser1 in 1908. In his patient, the bone
EVANS TS, DELUCA VA, WATERS LL. THE ASSOCIATION OF MILIARY TUBERCULOSIS OF THE BONE MARROW AND PANCYTOPENIA*. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1044–1052. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1044
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1044-1052.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections.
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