SALVATORE A. LABARBERA, M.D.; HARRY H. EPSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LYNN L. FULKERSON, M.D.; ARTHUR S. GRANSTON, M.D.
The occurrence of nontuberculous pneumonia in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis still presents a problem in differential diagnosis. Its frequency remains disputed, and many clinicians are of the opinion that the coexistence of these diseases is rare. Prior to 1942 clinical reports of a few cases appeared in the literature, often with the opinion of the infrequent occurrence of the two diseases in the same patient.1, 2, 3 In a recent publication on pneumonias, Reimann4 states: "It is said that patients with pulmonary tuberculosis rarely get pneumonia caused by other bacteria, but the circumstance probably occurs more often than is believed."
LABARBERA SA, EPSTEIN HH, FULKERSON LL, et al. NONTUBERCULOUS PNEUMONIA COMPLICATING PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:635–646. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-48-3-635
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(3):635-646.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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