HORACE B. CATES, M.D.
In an earlier study several liver function tests were carried out upon patients in whom a diagnosis of cirrhosis had been previously confirmed, both by peritoneoscopy and liver biopsy. The excretion of bromsulfalein was found to be the most accurate test to measure the degree of liver damage.1 This opinion is in accordance with the experience of other workers.2, 3 However, the pathological diagnosis and the estimate of liver function are not always in agreement because some patients, having a high retention of bromsulfalein, die of subacute cirrhosis before marked atrophy occurs; others may survive until marked atrophy of the
CATES HB. ACUTE HEPATITIS OF ALCOHOLISM: A CLINICAL AND LABORATORY STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:244–250. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-2-244
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