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Occurrence with bacteriologically positive pulmonary tuberculosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  410959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fever was unchanged by chemotherapy in ten patients with bacteriologically positive pulmonary tuberculosis. Blood cultures were positive for Gram-positive organisms in six patients and for Gram-negative organisms in four patients. The same organism was present in sputa and blood in six patients and in urine and blood in two patients. Leukocytosis was not found, and roentgenographic findings did not suggest superinfection. Nine of the ten patients survived. Blood cultures must be obtained in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis whose fever is not altered by antituberculous chemotherapy, so that concomitant septicemia is not neglected.
M K Agarwal; P P Muthuswamy; A S Banner; W W Addington
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  238     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1977 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2297-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications
Antitubercular Agents / therapeutic use
Blood / microbiology*
Fever / drug therapy
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
Sepsis / complications*,  diagnosis
Sputum / microbiology
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / complications*,  drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antitubercular Agents

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