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open tuberculosis

open tuberculosis in Medicine

open tuberculosis n.

  1. A tuberculous ulceration or other form of tuberculosis in which tubercle bacilli are present in the excretions or secretions.

  2. Pulmonary tuberculosis, especially with cavitation.

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  • Dr. Head has recently examined the children of households in which there was open tuberculosis in some member of the household.

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  • By open tuberculosis is understood a case from which bacilli are being discharged.

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