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Aminoacid imbalance ratio in liver disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
6
Pages
145–146
Identifiers
PMID: 826659
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Amino acid imbalance ratio was determined in apparently healthy Pakistanis and patients with hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver. The ratio was normal in 75% of the patients with acute viral hepatitis but in only 5% with cirrhosis of the liver. The ratio was abnormal in 25% cases of acute viral hepatitis possibly due to aminoaciduria. The abnormal ratio in cirrhosis of the liver indicated the functional capacity for albumin synthesis and correlated well with serum albumin concentration.

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