HENRY G. KUNKEL, M.D.; DANIEL H. LABBY, M.D.
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The relationship of acute infectious hepatitis to cirrhosis has become the subject of considerable discussion at the present time. Most investigators favor the view that cirrhosis may occasionally develop from infectious hepatitis. A lesion resembling the toxic or post-necrotic cirrhosis originally described by Mallory1 has been recorded by several observers.2-5 A characteristic feature of this type of "cirrhosis" is a coarsely nodular hyperplasia of liver cells. This picture is very different from the finely nodular liver seen in Laennec's cirrhosis. Lucké6 has maintained that the apparent increase in fibrous tissue is really due to a compression of the reticulum fibers
KUNKEL HG, LABBY DH. CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS. II. CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:433–450. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-433
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(3):433-450.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis.
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