BENJAMIN H. ARCHER, M.D.
For years some students of arthritis have tried to connect rheumatoid arthritis with some vague hepatic deficiency, perhaps a hepatic dysfunction in the nature of a failure of the detoxifying function of the liver. But the idea has not been susceptible of proof, since no significant pathologic lesion in the liver has been noted,1 and since a few studies with different tests of hepatic function have shown no consistent hepatic insufficiency.2
While other investigators3 have used a variety of liver function tests in rheumatoid arthritis, only a few reports4 are available on results with the cephalin-cholesterol flocculation and the thymol
ARCHER BH. LIVER FUNCTION TESTS IN NONSPECIFIC ARTHRITIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO HYPERGLOBULINEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:1173–1178. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-5-1173
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(5):1173-1178.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease, Rheumatology.
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