38 CFR 3.371 - Presumptive service connection for tuberculous disease; wartime and service on or after January 1, 1947.

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§ 3.371 Presumptive service connection for tuberculous disease; wartime and service on or after January 1, 1947.
(a) Pulmonary tuberculosis.
(1) Evidence of activity on comparative study of X-ray films showing pulmonary tuberculosis within the 3-year presumptive period provided by § 3.307(a)(3) will be taken as establishing service connection for active pulmonary tuberculosis subsequently diagnosed by approved methods but service connection and evaluation may be assigned only from the date of such diagnosis or other evidence of clinical activity.
(2) A notation of inactive tuberculosis of the reinfection type at induction or enlistment definitely prevents the grant of service connection under § 3.307 for active tuberculosis, regardless of the fact that it was shown within the appropriate presumptive period.
(b) Pleurisy with effusion without obvious cause. Pleurisy with effusion with evidence of diagnostic studies ruling out obvious nontuberculous causes will qualify as active tuberculosis. The requirements for presumptive service connection will be the same as those for tuberculous pleurisy.
(c) Tuberculous pleurisy and endobronchial tuberculosis. Tuberculous pleurisy and endobronchial tuberculosis fall within the category of pulmonary tuberculosis for the purpose of service connection on a presumptive basis. Either will be held incurred in service when initially manifested within 36 months after the veteran's separation from service as determined under § 3.307(a)(2).
(d) Miliary tuberculosis. Service connection for miliary tuberculosis involving the lungs is to be determined in the same manner as for other active pulmonary tuberculosis.
[26 FR 1591, Feb. 24, 1961, as amended at 27 FR 6387, July 6, 1962; 31 FR 4681, Mar. 19, 1966; 39 FR 34532, Sept. 26, 1974; 43 FR 45347, Oct. 2, 1978; 54 FR 34981, Aug. 23, 1989]

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Title 38 published on 2013-07-01

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  • 2014-08-04; vol. 79 # 149 - Monday, August 4, 2014
    1. 79 FR 45093 - Schedule for Rating Disabilities—Mental Disorders and Definition of Psychosis for Certain VA Purposes
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      DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
      Interim final rule.
      Effective Date: This interim final rule is effective August 4, 2014. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 4, 2014. Comment Date: Comments must be received on or before October 3, 2014. Applicability Date: The provisions of this interim final rule shall apply to all applications for benefits that are received by VA or that are pending before the agency of original jurisdiction on or after the effective date of this interim final rule. The Secretary does not intend for the provisions of this interim final rule to apply to claims that have been certified for appeal to the Board of Veterans' Appeals or are pending before the Board of Veterans' Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, or the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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