Meyer and Learner1 have recently pointed out the rarity of recovery when jaundice and ascites occur at the same time. They review the rather scanty literature on the subject, give the small number of reports of recoveries on record and report one new case.
In this communication we report two more cases of recovery following jaundice with ascites. We shall in addition discuss our cases and those reported in detail in the literature.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1 (reported in August 1933 as a case of cirrhosis helped, by insulin2).—
Wilfred A., a carpenter, aged 36, was admitted to the New York City Hospital, Jan. 9, 1932, as a transfer from Bellevue Hospital. He stated that early in December 1931 he began to lose his appetite and to become distressed after eating even small amounts of food. About December 15 he became jaundiced. He then entered Bellevue
McCABE J, HART JF. RECOVERY FOLLOWING JAUNDICE WITH ASCITES: REPORT OF TWO CASES. JAMA. 1935;105(11):859–862. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760370015006
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