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FUNCTION OF THE LIVER IN SCARLET FEVER

S. VAN CREVELD, M.D.
Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(2):265-278. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950090003001.
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Among the various acute infectious diseases in which the study of the function of the liver is of great importance in the beginning and during the further course of the disease, scarlet fever takes a prominent place. During the acute fever stage of this condition there are generally several clinical indications of disorder of this function. After this acute stage of the fever involvement of different organs may occur, and though some organs may be especially preferred one may say that all parenchymatous organs can be affected, including the liver. In consultation with Dr. Herderschee, chief of the department of infectious diseases of the Wilhelmina Hospital, I therefore decided to make a further study of the function of the liver in scarlet fever, not only during the acute stage of the fever, as has been done until now, but during the further course of the disease when nearly all of

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