Liver disease as presenting manifestation of Hodgkin's disease.

  title={Liver disease as presenting manifestation of Hodgkin's disease.},
  author={Peter Nicholas Trewby and Bernard Portmann and Diana Brinkley and Roger Williams},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={48 189},
Six patients who were referred to the liver unit on account of jaundice are described. A different initial diagnosis has been made in each case, these being fulminant hepatic failure, severe hepatitis with renal failure, toxoplasma hepatitis, extrahepatic obstruction, sclerosing cholangitis, and liver abscess. After delays of four weeks to 12 months from the time of first symptoms all six patients were eventually found to have advanced Hodgkin's disease (stage 4). In four patients the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING


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