E. R. MOVITT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Jaundice, while common to many different disorders, is also such a readily apparent indicator of disease that a mere glance at an icteric patient at once creates a diagnostic challenge. This challenge is sometimes fraught with great difficulties. Perhaps particularly intriguing are those problems which arise in connection with prolonged icterus which has lasted many months or even years. It is in this group of cases that our patients with biliary cirrhosis belong.
The term "cirrhosis" is used, although it is not entirely appropriate for the category of diseases under consideration. If the diagnostic criteria of cirrhosis require demonstration in
MOVITT ER. BILIARY CIRRHOSIS IN ADULTS: A STUDY BASED ON NEEDLE BIOPSY OF THE LIVER*†. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:242–254. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-45-2-242
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(2):242-254.
Biliary Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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