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THE PROGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANTS

THE PROGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANTS The purpose of this work was to ascertain the fate of the infants who had been infected with tuberculosis during the first two to two and a half years of life. Until recently, the generally accepted opinion was that the presence of a tuberculous lesion in the infant's organism or even the presence of a positive tuberculin reaction without any demonstrable lesion was practically synonymous with death. Modern textbooks on pediatrics still express this view. Holt.1 in "Diseases of Infancy and Childhood," wrote: "Under one year a positive reaction (tuberculin) usually indicates an active tuberculous process. Many have taken the ground that an infant under one year with a positive reaction is doomed. We do not believe the outlook quite so hopeless; but such a reaction is certainly of serious import." Porter and Carter,2 in their book, "Management of the Sick Infant," wrote: "Recovery from the disease when http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

THE PROGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS IN INFANTS

American journal of diseases of children , Volume 37 (5) – May 1, 1929

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1929 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
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1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930050019003
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Abstract

The purpose of this work was to ascertain the fate of the infants who had been infected with tuberculosis during the first two to two and a half years of life. Until recently, the generally accepted opinion was that the presence of a tuberculous lesion in the infant's organism or even the presence of a positive tuberculin reaction without any demonstrable lesion was practically synonymous with death. Modern textbooks on pediatrics still express this view. Holt.1 in "Diseases of Infancy and Childhood," wrote: "Under one year a positive reaction (tuberculin) usually indicates an active tuberculous process. Many have taken the ground that an infant under one year with a positive reaction is doomed. We do not believe the outlook quite so hopeless; but such a reaction is certainly of serious import." Porter and Carter,2 in their book, "Management of the Sick Infant," wrote: "Recovery from the disease when

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1929

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