The occurrence of ascites in cases of catarrhal jaundice is rare. Bauer,1 in a study of the problem of catarrhal jaundice, saw only two cases in an extensive experience, in which along with the symptoms of catarrhal jaundice there was definite ascites and subsequent recovery. Jones and Minot,2 in a series of twenty-six cases of catarrhal jaundice, observed two cases in which, in addition to the jaundice, a pronounced ascites developed. One of these patients recovered, and at operation (cholecystectomy) the liver showed what appeared to be a cirrhosis. The second patient, who died, showed clinically an identical picture to that of the case in which the patient recovered. Weir3 reported five cases of jaundice with ascites not due to cirrhosis in which the prognosis was considered good. We report a case presenting many similarities to the cases referred to. Further, in our case, an exploratory
MEYER J, LEARNER A. ASCITES OCCURRING DURING JAUNDICE, WITH RECOVERY: REPORT OF A CASE. JAMA. 1935;104(2):114–116. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760020030008
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