Congenital obliteration of the bile ducts is not an extremely rare disease. Over one hundred cases have now been reported. The reporting of further cases would be merely of statistical interest, were it not that certain misapprehensions in regard to this condition are current. These have come to my notice during a recent review of the literature upon this subject, and seem to warrant the reporting here of an additional case and further discussion of the condition.
REPORT OF CASE
—H. H., white, infant boy, was first seen when 7 weeks old in the Dispensary of the Harriet Lane Home. At this time the parents stated that the child's skin had been yellow since birth, that his eyes were yellow, and that the urine stained the napkin.
—Mother and father living and well, at 25 and 35, respectively. One other child 1 year old; no children
HOLMES JB. CONGENITAL OBLITERATION OF THE BILE DUCTS: DIAGNOSIS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR TREATMENT. Am J Dis Child. 1916;XI(6):405–431. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110120002001
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