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Jaundice of Systemic Infection

  • Charles O. Abernathy
  • J. Thomas Stocker
  • Riccardo Utili
  • Leonard B. Seeff

Abstract

A variety of infectious diseases may produce jaundice or other biochemical abnormalities, even though the liver is not the primary site of infection.1–3 Despite the often serious nature of the infection or underlying disease process, the hepatic aspects are generally not life-threatening. However, the assorted liver aspects can mimic extrahepatic obstructive jaundice, making it important to identify the source of the hepatic dysfunction using such imaging techniques as ultrasonography or computed tomography (CT) or performing the appropriate Cholangiographic procedures.4

Keywords

Typhoid Fever Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Toxic Shock Syndrome Rift Valley Fever Serum Bile Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles O. Abernathy
    • 1
  • J. Thomas Stocker
    • 2
  • Riccardo Utili
    • 3
  • Leonard B. Seeff
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Health Effects Branch (WH-550D), Office of Drinking WaterU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA
  2. 2.Armed Forces Institute of PathologyUSA
  3. 3.Clinic of Tropical and Subtropical Diseases, First Medical SchoolUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly
  4. 4.Georgetown UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Gastroenterology/Hepatology/NutritionVeterans Administration Medical CenterUSA

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