Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 19th, 2001
While gastroenterologists and general practitioners (GPs) believe that the major causes of jaundice are cancer, gallstone problems, viral hepatitis, and cirrhosis, in actuality, blood sepsis/shock is an important cause of jaundice in hospitalized patients.
Clinical practice often accompanies physician belief, authors of the new study say. During the prospective study, 20% of jaundice cases were misdiagnosed, they reported in the March 2001 edition of Gut.
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