JOHN J. WALSH, M.D.; ROBERT L. GRIFFITH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Frequently the recognition of a hereditary metabolic defect is of considerable significance to the physician and to the patient. This is particularly true when the manifestations of the defect may be easily confused with those of important pathologic processes. For this reason the following case is reported in its entirety.
This 21 year old white Coast Guardsman first became ill in December, 1952, when he developed vague abdominal distress, anorexia, nausea and vomiting. He denied other symptoms on admission to a private hospital 10 days after the onset of his illness. Within 24 hours of admission the patient
WALSH JJ, GRIFFITH RL. HEREDITARY HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1309–1316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1309
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1309-1316.
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