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Medical term
« on: Saturday 30 September 17 19:05 BST (UK) »
Hi,
If somebody was described as having died of a Tubercular Liver what would that mean?

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Medlicott, Bevan,(Monmouthshire,Wales)
Sweet(Somerset,England)
Donovan, Field(Cork, Ireland)

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Re: Medical term
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 September 17 19:24 BST (UK) »
Would it be the same for someone who died in he 1800's?
Medlicott, Bevan,(Monmouthshire,Wales)
Sweet(Somerset,England)
Donovan, Field(Cork, Ireland)

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Re: Medical term
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 December 18 16:17 GMT (UK) »
Tubercular liver probably refers to tuberculosis that has arisen in the liver, called primary, or has got to the liver by spreading from somewhere else such as the lungs. In the 1800s we did not have any medications for tuberculosis. Nowadays this diagnosis is rare.

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Re: Medical term
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 01 December 18 16:36 GMT (UK) »
Can it cause mental illness?  ::)

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Re: Medical term
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 01 December 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Can it cause mental illness?  ::)

If it has also spread to the Brian.

The symptoms often start slowly, and may include:
Fever and chills.
Mental status changes.
Nausea and vomiting.
Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
Severe headache.
Stiff neck (meningismus)
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