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Baumgarten-Tangl law

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A law concerning the localisation of tuberculosis.

Description

A law concerning the localisation of tuberculosis: At the point where the infecting tubercle bacillus penetrates, it also causes the first changes. Histologically these consist of unspecific inflammatory appearances. This law elaborates the Parrot-Cornet rule and was first reported by Tangl in 1890 and confirmed by von Baumgarten in 1905 on the basis of extensive experiments and clinical observations.

Bibliography

  • F. Tangl:
    Über das Verhalten der Tuberkelbazillen an der Eingangspforte der Infektion.
    Zbl pathol Anat, 1890, 1: 793.794.
  • P. C. von Baumgarten:
    Über das Verhalten der Tuberkelbazillen an der Eingangspforte der Infektion.
    Berliner klinische Wochenschrift, 1905, 42: 1329-1334.

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