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May 26, 1969

Hepatic ComaThree-Year Follow-up After Exchange Transfusion and Peritoneal Dialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Denver General Hospital.

JAMA. 1969;208(8):1488-1490. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160080152033

A patient who was treated for hepatic coma with exchange transfusion and peritoneal dialysis has been followed up for three years. His liver biopsy shows chronic hepatitis but steroids are preventing clinical disease and the patient feels well.