WARREN A. KOSSOWSKY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SHAHROKH RAFII, M.D.; GUILLERMO GOMEZ-LEON, M.D.
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Acute myocardial infarction due to caseous thromboembolism in disseminated hematogenous tuberculosis has not heretofore been cited. It is the purpose of this report to describe a patient with this unique complication of tuberculosis.
A 30-year-old social worker, a two-pack per day cigarette smoker, was admitted to The Brookdale Hospital Medical
Center for cough productive of bright red blood, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath. During the 2 months before admission he experienced night sweats, registered a 9.07 - kg [20 - lb] weight loss, and although unusually fatigued continued to work regularly. One week before admission he began to complain
KOSSOWSKY WA, RAFII S, GOMEZ-LEON G. Acute Myocardial Infarction in 'Miliary Tuberculosis'. Ann Intern Med. ;82:813–814. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-813
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):813-814.
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