JOHN P. ELLIOTT JR., M.D.; RANSOM VIDRINE, M.D.; ALLAN M. GOLDMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P
Decholin is a sodium salt of dehydrocholic acid, an oxidative product of cholic acid, which is derived from the natural bile salts.
Since Winternitz introduced the use of Decholin in the measurement of circulation time in 1931, its usefulness has been both substantial and well documented.10, 5, 9 It is recommended not only for determination of circulation time, but for treatment of penicillin reactions, as a diuretic, and for its hydrochlororetic action in cholangitis and postoperative cholecystectomies.
It is considered to be the least toxic of all the bile salts in man,1, 12 although a 2% solution will stop the
ELLIOTT JP, VIDRINE R, GOLDMAN AM. AN ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION TO SODIUM DEHYDROCHOLATE (DECHOLIN)1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:1228–1232. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1228
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1228-1232.
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