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Studies on the Remote Results of Epidemic Hepatitis Report II On the Prevalence of Epidemic Hepatitis at Yoshikawa-Mura, Jyobo-Gun, Okayama
The recovery of cpidemic hepatitis was investigated by the massexamination on the 340 cases, released from the treatment for not less than 6 mouths under the diagnosis of clinical recoverh. at Yoshikawa-Mura, Jyobo-Gun, Okayama in where the slight abortive form of epidemic hepatitis broke out in a large number. And the results were as follows. 1. The cases remaining of subjective symptom were 101 (29.6%) and their chief complaints were almost same to those on the course of disease. 2. Hepatomegaly was observed in 36.8% of the cases. The cases with palpable splenomegaly was observed in 2.8% and the cases with the enlargement of splenic dullness was observed in 19.4% of the cases. 3. Serum colloidal reaction was mainly applied for the liver function test, and the positive cases were 4.7-11.5% and questionably positive cases were 5.0-29.1%. On the other hand, the cases showing a increased serum bilirubin were 4.7% and it was 10.9% on the consideration of the cases showing a slight increasion of serum bilirubin. 4. Since the above results, the cases required of treatment were exdosed in 8.5%, the cases required of care were exposed in 23.3%, and the cases belonging to posthepatic syndrom were exposed in 7.1%. Judging from the above results, it is thought that the complete recovery of this disease, even the slight abortive form, is considerably difficuls.
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Journal of Okayama Medical Association
Okayama Medical Association
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