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Edelmann's syndrome II

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A rather poorly defined syndrome. This designation has been used to indicate an atrophic or hypotrophic pancreatitis with fatty liver infiltration. The liver infiltration considered secondary to the pancreatic insufficiency. Other features include secondary involvement of the nervous system and skin and lesions of the brain and spinal cord, and mental symptoms similar to those of Korsakoff's syndrome. Edelmann attributed this syndrome to escape of pancreatic juice into the blood.


  • A. Edelmann:
    Ueber ein bisher nicht beachtetes pankreato-hepatisches Syndrom, bedingt durch Ɯbertritt des Pankreassaftes in die Blutbahn.
    Wiener klinische Wochenschrift, 1936, 49: 1336-1339.

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