I. LEONARD BERNSTEIN; J. SCHWARZ
In the last 10 years there has been much interest in the incidence of pulmonary calcifications in tuberculin-negative subjects with positive reactions to fungus antigens, particularly histoplasmin.2, 3, 5 Skin testing surveys have been performed in many states, but studies in military groups have lagged until recently.4 The importance of such investigations lies in the fact that pulmonary calcifications are used as criteria for induction purposes and for selection for various key positions, such as flying status. This study was also undertaken to ascertain the actual significance or validity of pulmonary calcifications in the presumptive x-ray diagnosis of healed
BERNSTEIN IL, SCHWARZ J. RESULTS OF SKIN TESTING IN MILITARY PERSONNEL1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:791–796. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-4-791
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(4):791-796.
Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Prevention/Screening.
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