Buhl-Dittrich law

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Buhl-Dittrich law 

A term that eponymically dignifies the clinical “rule” that miliary tuberculosis is always preceded by a focus of caseating infection

The term is linked to Ludwig von Buhl (1816-1880) and Franz Dittrich (1815-1859), both German pathologists. The law got 29 hits on 23.03.2015 in secondary and non-English language sources, and serves no purpose, beyond cluttering up the literature. It is best regarded as retired. 

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