Pathogenesis

  • Cornelis J. P. Thijn
  • Jieldouw T. Steensma

Abstract

Tuberculosis is a generalized disease with local manifestations. Villemin (1865) was the first to prove in animal experiments that tuberculosis is a contagious disease. Koch (1882) discovered the tubercle bacillus and thereby brought about a revolution in medical science. Nevertheless, many mysteries are still to be solved.

Keywords

Arthritis Corticosteroid Tuberculosis Bacillus Rium 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelis J. P. Thijn
    • 1
  • Jieldouw T. Steensma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of TuberculosisBeatrixoord HospitalHaren/GroningenThe Netherlands

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