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PATHOGENESIS OF ACUTE SEROFIBRINOUS PLEURISY

PATHOGENESIS OF ACUTE SEROFIBRINOUS PLEURISY Acute serofibrinous pleurisy is now almost invariably regarded as due to tuberculosis. In what manner tuberculosis gives rise to it, is, on the other hand, somewhat obscure. As a rule, one has been content to state that the tuberculous infection in some manner produces the exudation. The most obvious and common explanation is that a subpleural tuberculous focus has provoked an irritation of the pleura. That a local tuberculous focus in the lung or the bronchial glands constitutes an important factor in the genesis of pleurisy is indicated by the fact that a focus of this kind can be detected on the side on which the exudation subsequently arises. If an opportunity presents itself of examining a child a short time before it contracts pleurisy, there are generally found homolateral hilar changes or a homolateral primary focus. Of fifty children examined before the development of pleurisy, forty-eight showed homolateral changes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

PATHOGENESIS OF ACUTE SEROFIBRINOUS PLEURISY

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1929 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930100149017
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Abstract

Acute serofibrinous pleurisy is now almost invariably regarded as due to tuberculosis. In what manner tuberculosis gives rise to it, is, on the other hand, somewhat obscure. As a rule, one has been content to state that the tuberculous infection in some manner produces the exudation. The most obvious and common explanation is that a subpleural tuberculous focus has provoked an irritation of the pleura. That a local tuberculous focus in the lung or the bronchial glands constitutes an important factor in the genesis of pleurisy is indicated by the fact that a focus of this kind can be detected on the side on which the exudation subsequently arises. If an opportunity presents itself of examining a child a short time before it contracts pleurisy, there are generally found homolateral hilar changes or a homolateral primary focus. Of fifty children examined before the development of pleurisy, forty-eight showed homolateral changes

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1929

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