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Am J Dis Child. 1921;22(6):565-578. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.04120060042003.
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Although tuberculosis in one form or another is common in children, this disease seems to attack the genital and urinary organs comparatively rarely, a point on which most investigators are in agreement. There is reason to believe, however, that tuberculosis of the genital tract is not so uncommon as has been supposed, the difficulty lying in the fact that it may be mild, that a spontaneous cure may be effected, and that because of these facts the condition may either be overlooked or ascribed to an infection by organisms other than the tubercle bacillus. Be that as it may, large numbers of cases have not been reported.

Poissonnier,1 in a very complete review of the subject of infantile genital tuberculosis, collected ninety-one cases from various sources, the greatest number, forty-four, having been observed by Broca among 46,000 juvenile hospital inmates. Since this time various writers have reported from one


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