S. ROSS FOX JR., M.D.
Benign familial icterus is a clinical entity, not infrequently encountered, that is often confused with hemolytic disease, biliary tract disease, and disease of the liver. For this reason it deserves discussion. The purpose of this paper is to substantiate further the observation that the disorder tends to be hereditary. Three patients, a father and his two sons, are discussed.
Case 1. A 22 year old white Coast Guardsman was admitted on July 2, 1956, complaining of jaundice of two and one-half years' duration. Scleral icterus was first noted by the patient's mother after he
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FOX SR. BENIGN FAMILIAL ICTERUS: A REPORT OF THREE CASES(BENIGN FAMILIAL ICTERUS: A REPORT OF THREE CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:115–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-1-115
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(1):115-121.
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