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Rigors in tuberculosis.
  1. C. Harvey,
  2. S. Eykyn,
  3. C. Davidson
  1. Department of Medicine, UMDS, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.


    Rigors are not a recognized characteristic of miliary tuberculosis. We report two patients presenting with persistent rigors, thought to be suggestive of acute pyogenic infection, who were subsequently found to have miliary tuberculosis. In both cases, there was significant diagnostic delay. Miliary tuberculosis should therefore be included in the differential diagnosis of any patient presenting with unexplained rigors.

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