ROBERT A. LEVINE, M.D.; MARY ANN PAYNE, M.D.
The high incidence of homologous serum hepatitis among youthful drug addicts has been reported by other investigators.1-7 Previous studies have been concerned with the epidemiology of serum jaundice and with the hospitalized patient in the acute stage of his illness. This report describes a study conducted over an 18-month period on an ambulatory group of 21 native-born white narcotic users in New York City, 16 to 23 years of age, exposed to a common source of needles. The prevalence of persistent hepatitis, relapse or reinfection in this group is described.
An outbreak of jaundice had occurred in the spring
LEVINE RA, PAYNE MA. HOMOLOGOUS SERUM HEPATITIS IN YOUTHFUL HEROIN USERS1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:164–178. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-1-164
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(1):164-178.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Liver Disease.
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