Acute yellow atrophy of the liver is by no means the rare condition now that it was when it occurred almost solely as a disease of pregnancy and of the puerperium. Since then it has been shown that the toxic necrosis produced by chloroform, particularly in the condition known as delayed chloroform poisoning, is indistinguishable in its pathological features from acute yellow atrophy. That syphilis alone may produce marked changes in the liver parenchyma came to be generally accepted and in combination with arsenical therapy, syphilis was found to give the full clinical picture of acute yellow atrophy. In susceptible
CINCHOPHEN POISONING A PARTIAL EXPLANATION FOR THE INCREASING INCIDENCE OF ACUTE YELLOW ATROPHY. Ann Intern Med. ;5:231–232. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-2-231
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(2):231-232.
Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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