TELFER B. REYNOLDS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HUGH A. EDMONDSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT L. PETERS, M.D.; ALLAN REDEKER, M.D.
In 1956, Bearn, Kunkel, and Slater (1) called attention to a form of chronic liver disease in young women that is characterized by coarsely nodular cirrhosis, marked hypergammaglobulinemia, and episodes of arthralgia. One of their patients had a positive lupus erythematosus (LE) test. In 1955 and 1956, there were reports of similar cases with positive LE tests from Joske and King (2), Bettley (3), and Heller, Zimmerman, Rozengvaig, and Singer (4). Mackay, Taft, and Cowling (5) coined the term "lupoid hepatitis" in 1956 to describe such patients with chronic liver disease and positive LE cell preparations. Additional cases have been
REYNOLDS TB, EDMONDSON HA, PETERS RL, REDEKER A. Lupoid Hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. ;61:650–666. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-650
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):650-666.
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