Tuberculosis, pulmonary, chronic, active
Note: Active pulmonary tuberculosis will be considered permanently and totally disabling for non-service-connected pension purposes in the following circumstances:
(a) Associated with active tuberculosis involving other than the respiratory system.
(b) With severe associated symptoms or with extensive cavity formation.
(c) Reactivated cases, generally.
(d) With advancement of lesions on successive examinations or while under
(e) Without retrogression of lesions or other evidence of material
improvement at the end of six months hospitalization or without
change of diagnosis from “active” at the end of 12 months hospitalization.
Material improvement means lessening or absence of clinical symptoms,
and X-ray findings of a stationary or retrogressive lesion.
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