ROBERT A. LEVINE, M.D.; MARY ANN PAYNE, M.D.
The high incidence of homologous serum hepatitis among youthful drug addicts has been reported by other investigators.1-7 Previous studies have been concerned with the epidemiology of serum jaundice and with the hospitalized patient in the acute stage of his illness. This report describes a study conducted over an 18-month period on an ambulatory group of 21 native-born white narcotic users in New York City, 16 to 23 years of age, exposed to a common source of needles. The prevalence of persistent hepatitis, relapse or reinfection in this group is described.
An outbreak of jaundice had occurred in the spring
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LEVINE RA, PAYNE MA. HOMOLOGOUS SERUM HEPATITIS IN YOUTHFUL HEROIN USERS(HOMOLOGOUS SERUM HEPATITIS IN YOUTHFUL HEROIN USERS*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:164–178. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-1-164
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(1):164-178.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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