[Tuberculous pleurisy in elderly and senile persons: its clinical picture and diagnosis].

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The timeliness of detection and clinical manifestations were analyzed in 132 patients aged 60 to 92 years who had tuberculous exudative pleurisy (TEP). In this age group, TEP was encountered twice more frequently seen than in young patients, concurrent with active pulmonary tuberculosis, and, in 33% of cases, attended by bacterial isolation. The obliterated… (More)

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