JAMES W. ROBINSON, M.D.; DONALD N. TWADDELL, M.D.; W. PAUL HAVENS JR., M.D.
Homologous serum hepatitis has been classified as a viral disease, transmitted by the parenteral inoculation of human blood or its products obtained from carriers of the causative virus. The exact relationship of this artificially transmitted disease to the naturally occurring infectious hepatitis is not known, and the question has been raised as to whether homologous serum hepatitis is not merely the result of the artificial transmission of a virus which, under natural conditions, causes sporadic or epidemic infectious hepatitis.1 This is probably true more often than is suspected, although there is no evidence to indicate that it is always the
ROBINSON JW, TWADDELL DN, HAVENS WP. HOMOLOGOUS SERUM HEPATITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:1019–1027. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-6-1019
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(6):1019-1027.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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