J. ARNOLD BARGEN, M.D.
Every serious disease entails dangerous consequences, either during the progress of the illness or as a result of nature's effort to restore destroyed tissue. Particularly is this true of severe chronic infections. In the healing of tuberculosis, formation of the scar may result in serious loss of function. Pneumonia, through the sequel of empyema, not infrequently results in marked deformity of the chest. Another disease, hitherto thought of as a serious infection of the colon, has usually been considered without particular reference to its associated complications. There are few diseases more annoying or more severe in their course than chronic
BARGEN JA. Complications and Sequelae of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis1. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:335–352. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-4-335
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(4):335-352.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
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