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Gaffky's scale

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  • Gaffky's table

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Quantitative classification of pulmonary tuberculosis based on the number of tubercle bacteria in expectorate/sputum from a facial area.

Description

Quantitative classification of pulmonary tuberculosis based on the number of tubercle bacteria in expectorate/sputum from a facial area. Gaffky 5 indicates the determination of 4-6 bacteria per field of the face.

Bibliography

  • G. T. A. Gaffky:
    Ein Beitrag zum Verhalten der Tuberkelbacillen im Sputum.
    Mittheilungen aus dem Kaiserlichen Gesundheitsamte, 1884, 2: 126-130.

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