ARTHUR R. COLWELL JR., M.D.
In former biopsy and autopsy studies of the liver in cases of infectious hepatitis, only brief reference to the appearance of fat has been made. The purpose of the present paper is to report the occurrence of this complication in approximately one-half of 144 patients with the disease, from whom a total of 199 liver biopsies were taken. Liver fat was noted mainly in those patients who gained appreciably in body weight during their period of convalescence. Although the amount of fat as seen in microsections did not approach that seen in alcoholic cirrhosis, it was present to a significant
COLWELL AR. OCCURRENCE OF ACCUMULATION OF FAT IN THE LIVER AND ITS RELATION TO EXCESS WEIGHT GAIN IN PATIENTS CONVALESCING FROM VIRAL HEPATITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:963–979. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-5-963
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(5):963-979.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Viral Hepatitis.
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