icterus gravis

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icterus gravis

[′ik·tə·rəs ′grav·əs]
(medicine)
Acute yellow atrophy of the liver marked by jaundice and nervous system dysfunctions.
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[The common causes and differential diagnosis of malignant jaundice.] (Article in Chinese) Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 1993;32(6):400-4.
In malignant jaundice, 1 patient of periampullary carcinoma and 1 patient of cholangiocarcinoma who had underwent Whipples procedure expired in the post-operative period.
The value of direct bilirubin was found to be significantly increased in those patients with malignant jaundice who expired compared to surviving patients.

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