ARNOLD S. MONTO, M.D.
Considerable disagreement exists as to the nature of the changes in the liver associated with intestinal amebiasis. The clinical syndrome of diffuse amebic hepatitis is widely accepted, but its histologic specificity in the absence of liver abscesses has been under challenge. Hepatic abnormalities have been reported in a number of other intestinal diseases, such as diverticulitis and intestinal carcinoma without metastasis. This study was undertaken in an effort to compare the state of the liver in amebiasis with its state in other disorders also associated with intestinal ulceration. It presents evidence that anatomic and functional changes occur in patients
MONTO AS. THE LIVER IN ULCERATIVE DISEASE OF THE INTESTINAL TRACT: FUNCTIONAL AND ANATOMIC CHANGES(THE LIVER IN ULCERATIVE DISEASE OF THE INTESTINAL TRACT: FUNCTIONAL AND ANATOMIC CHANGES*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1385–1394. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-6-1385
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(6):1385-1394.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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