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Marfan's law

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A prognostic rule in tuberculosis of the lymphatic nodes of the throat (tuberculoma of the throat). Immunity acquired during the healing process of the tuberculous lesions seem to give protection. Persons who have had this form of tubercolosis in child age rarely fall ill with phthisis in adult age and, if they do, the course is benign. The same rule applies for scrophulosis as well as bone and joint tuberculosis.


  • A. B. J. Marfan:
    La tuberculsoe des enfants de premier âge.
    Clinique des maladies de la première enfance. Chapters XV, XVI, XVII. Paris, 1926.

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