William M. Lukash, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Raymond B. Johnson, M.D.; Michael F. Fornes, M.D.; Jack W. Millar, M.D.; Nicholas E. Manos
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Acute viral hepatitis continues to be a major cause of time loss from work in our Armed Forces personnel. A recent Vietnam experience showed that a long period of convalescence with restricted physical activity was not essential for the treatment of this disease. To further substantiate this clinical impression regarding physical activity, more sensitive serum enzyme levels were utilized to determine the effect of exercise on the course of hepatitis. Twenty-two normal controls and 46 hospitalized patients whose serum enzyme levels had returned to normal were studied. Determination of serum glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase, serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase, total and direct bilirubin, total
William M. Lukash, Raymond B. Johnson, Michael F. Fornes, Jack W. Millar, Nicholas E. Manos. Does Physical Exercise Aggravate Hepatitis?. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:793. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-793_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):793.
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