PAUL R. VOM EIGEN, M.D.
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The hepatic intermittent fever of Charcot is due to recurrent biliary obstruction with secondary infection, and is characterized by recurrent attacks of chills, fever and sweats. Jaundice is variable and may deepen after each paroxysm. Abdominal pain, which is sometimes severe and colicky, is frequently absent. As a rule there is no progressive deterioration of health, but, during the intervals between the attacks, the patient is usually asymptomatic and able to carry on his activities without difficulty. Fevers may recur daily or may be separated by intervals of weeks.
A stone in the common bile duct or ampulla of Vater
VOM EIGEN PR. CHARCOT'S INTERMITTENT FEVER OF TWO YEARS' DURATION DUE TO CARCINOMA OF THE AMPULLA OF VATER1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:171–175. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-171
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):171-175.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology.
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