Hubert Bell, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Histologic changes due to viral hepatitis are commonly observed in the liver. Hepatic cell necrosis and autolysis occur and are associated with periportal infiltration of leukocytes. Enlarged edematous lymph nodes, hypoplastic bone marrow, and inflammatory changes in the brain and pancreas have also been observed. Recently, biopsies of the kidney and gastrointestinal tract have shown histologic abnormalities. This suggests that viral hepatitis is a multisystem disease involving many organs.
Despite occasional reports of subendocardial infiltration, the cardiac manifestations of viral hepatitis have not been well described. In our study the clinical and pathological findings in 30 autopsied patients dying of
Bell H. Cardiac Manifestations of Viral Hepatitis.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:793. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-793_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):793.
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