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Ranke's stages

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A historical classification of tuberculosis, based on the hypothesis that tuberculosis of the lungs develops in three stages:

1. Development of the primary complex.
2. More or less generalised tuberculosis.
3. Delimitated organ tuberculosis, chiefly of the lungs.


Published in:
• Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin, Leipzig, 1916, 119: 201, 297.
• Deutsches Archiv für klinische Medizin, Leipzig, 1919, 129: 224.

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