Rupture of a caseating gland into bronchus followed by tuberculous pneumonia and recovery

Nagpaul, D.R. (1955) Rupture of a caseating gland into bronchus followed by tuberculous pneumonia and recovery. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 2 (4). pp. 150-152.

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Perforation of bronchus by a caseous tubercular gland, diagnosed clinically, is of sufficient interest to deserve reporting. Rupture of caseous material outside the gland capsule has nothing unusual about it, and a decade previously, it used to be a common sight to find such glands in the neck rupturing onto the skin to form ugly scars and sinuses. Even in those days rupture of a mediastinal gland into bronchus or mediastinum was considered rare, (Kayne Pagel 1948). It is pertinent to remark that advent of antibacterial therapy has made bursting of even cervical glands uncommon and in the context of such an impression the case under review assumes exceptional interest.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Caseating Gland, Caseous Tubercular Gland, Bronchus, Tuberculous Pneumonia
Subjects:Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections > Actinomycetales Infections > Mycobacterium Infections > Tuberculosis
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases > Lymphatic Diseases > Tuberculosis, Lymph Node
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Rupture
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Pneumonia
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Pneumonia
ID Code:791
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:03 October 2005

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