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The clinician attempting to cope with a "new" syndrome is up against it when the literature lacks a thorough description of the entity. He may fail to recognize the disorder or even with recognition be unable to assess the need for therapy or predict outcome.
Dr. Haemmerli's analysis of the recurrent cholestasis of pregnancy (previously published in 1966 as supplement 444 of Acta Medica Scandinavica), based on his own clinical experience and a thorough review of the literature through 1964, fills the gap for this syndrome. The major divisions of the monograph include a section on hepatic function in normal
Jaundice During Pregnancy. With Special Emphasis on Recurrent Jaundice During Pregnancy and Its Differential Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:471. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-471_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):471.
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