LEONARD BRESLAW, M.D.
This case is being presented to call attention to the unusual response of a healed open tuberculous cavity complicated by a coincident lung abscess. The unusual character of healed tuberculous lesions has been widely described in current literature. As a result of therapy with the new chemotherapeutic agents, lesions that formerly terminated fatally are now being healed or arrested. As more patients are released from sanatorium care and are exposed to the bacterial vicissitudes of the general population, complications such as this may become more prevalent.
A 33 year old Negro male, in October, 1951, while working in
BRESLAW L. LUNG ABSCESS COMPLICATING A HEALED OPEN TUBERCULOUS CAVITY*. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1373–1383. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1373
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1373-1383.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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