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November 1914

SUBACUTE ATROPHY OF THE LIVEROCCURRING IN A CHILD FIVE MONTHS OF AGE

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Division of Pathology of the Stanford University Medical School.

Am J Dis Child. 1914;VIII(5):357-361. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1914.04300010366004
Abstract

Subacute atrophy of the liver has been described by several authors during the past few years. It is a condition which closely resembles acute yellow atrophy of the liver in its etiology and initial symptoms, but it differs from acute yellow atrophy in that the progress of the disease is less acute, the onset of the second or terminal stage is delayed or absent, and fatal termination does not occur for weeks, months or even years after the initial symptoms. The condition is very rare. McDonald and Milne1 collected the reports of the fifteen cases which had been reported previously to 1909, and added five new cases. Milne2 has since reported one more case, and Fordyce3 had added another. In a fairly complete review of the literature I have been unable to find any other reported cases, although Milne mentions having seen specimens of four cases which

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