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Yellow Fever in West Africa. De Lamar Lectures, 1927-28.

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By Klotz Oskar. . (Changes in the Liver.. )

Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(1):74-76. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-1-74_3
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The clinical characteristics of West African yellow fever, as well as the gross and microscopical findings coincide with those of the disease in the Americas. From the pathological study we arrive at the conclusion that yellow fever is an infectious disease whose outstanding lesions consist of fatty degenerations, necrobiosis and necrosis affecting in particular the liver, kidney, heart and spleen. Other organs and tissues also suffer, but this influence upon the organism as a whole is much less than that induced in the organs named. Yellow fever per se does not produce inflammatory processes, and in the cases which recover


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