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EFFECTS OF TYPHOID FEVER AND TYPHOID VACCINE ON PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS

E. E. CLOVIS, M.D.; G. E. MILLS, M.D.
JAMA. 1920;74(5):297-300. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620050005002.
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Many of the older physicians and writers viewed the coexistence of pulmonary tuberculosis and typhoid fever as offering a grave prognosis; and as there are undoubtedly a large number of physicians who at present have the same views, a report of our experience gained during an epidemic of typhoid fever at this institution during the months of August and September, 1919, should be of value. That the diseases may coexist has been recognized for a long time; and unquestionably, it not infrequently occurs in private practice, unknown in the majority of instances to the physician, as the patient may have a healed tuberculous lesion of which he is often unaware. It is well known that the symptoms of one disease may closely resemble those of the other, as miliary tuberculosis is often mistaken for typhoid fever, and as pulmonary tuberculosis may begin with symptoms that may simulate the features suggestive

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