O. BERNARD, M.D.; Y. BOKOBZA, M.D.
To the editor: In a recent issue Riely and associates (1) reported the presence of a posterior embryotoxon in five adults and children presenting with the "syndromatic" type of paucity of interlobular bile ducts or arteriohepatic dysplasia (2). We have found this sign in 13 out of 15 children with this syndrome. Riely and associates further suggested that assessing the presence of a posterior embryotoxon could be useful in the accurate diagnosis of prolonged cholestatic jaundice in infants. We wish therefore to report our experience with slit-lamp examination in childhood cases of cholestasis.
From 1 April 1980 to 1 October
O. BERNARD, Y. BOKOBZA. Posterior Embryotoxon in Cholestasis of Infancy. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:416–417. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-3-416_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(3):416-417.
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