JOHN M. CAREY, M.D.; ALLEN E. GREER, M.D.
Within the last three years we have encountered eight cases of coexistent active pulmonary tuberculosis and bronchogenic carcinoma. This seemed a high coincidence of the two conditions and prompted our examination of the literature for similar experiences.
The association of bronchogenic carcinoma and pulmonary tuberculosis has been observed for over a century. Bayle (1810) has been credited with first noting the occurrence of the two diseases in the same lung, and stated that the diseases should be differentiated. Some authorities29 feel Pinard (1846) or Schmieden gave the first true description of the associated diseases, since Bayle, in describing "phthisis cancereuse,"
CAREY JM, GREER AE. BRONCHOGENIC CARCINOMA COMPLICATING PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS: A REPORT OF EIGHT CASES AND A REVIEW OF 140 CASES SINCE 19321. Ann Intern Med. ;49:161–180. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-161
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):161-180.
Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Lung Cancer, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
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