JOHN R. NEEFE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOSEPH M. GAMBESCIA, M.D.; CHARLES H. KURTZ, M.D.; HUGO DUNLAP SMITH, M.D.; GILBERT W. BEEBE, Ph.D.; SEYMOUR JABLON, M.A.; JOHN G. REINHOLD, Ph.D.; S. CLAY WILLIAMS, M.D.
The apparent initiation of chronic liver disease by acute illnesses presumed to be acute viral hepatitis now has been observed sufficiently often to warrant serious consideration of this infection as a potential cause of chronic liver disease.1-8b However, the exact nature of this relationship, the frequency with which chronic hepatic disease is initiated by acute viral hepatitis, and the factors responsible for this presumed sequence of events have not been well defined. Because of the high incidence of acute viral hepatitis in the military services during recent years and of the availability of facilities organized by the National Research Council
NEEFE JR, GAMBESCIA JM, KURTZ CH, SMITH HD, BEEBE GW, JABLON S, et al. PREVALENCE AND NATURE OF HEPATIC DISTURBANCE FOLLOWING ACUTE VIRAL HEPATITIS WITH JAUNDICE1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:1–32. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(1):1-32.
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