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Persistence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum without chest roentgenographic evidence of active disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  402095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mycobacterium tuberculosis has been isolated consistently from sputum over an 11-year period in an asymptomatic 64-year-old man whose chest radiographs show evidence of healed primary tuberculosis (Ranke complex) but no evidence of parenchymal disease. A lymph node-bronchial fistula associated with the Ranke complex is the likely site of active tuberculosis; however, repeated examinations of the upper and lower respiratory tract have been normal. We attribute the persistence of infection in our patient to erratic usage of antituberculous drugs.
S J Jay; W G Johanson; J S Chapman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-15     Completed Date:  1977-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification*
Sputum / microbiology*
Time Factors
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / radiography*

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