I. L. APPLEBAUM
This study was inadvertently instituted when high levels of serum amylase were noted in several cases of epidemic parotitis, utilized as controls for mumps complicated by pancreatitis. In this latter group a marked increase of serum amylase was expected. A review of the American literature of the past two decades uncovered no specific study or detailed analysis. The literature was, of course, voluminous with articles dealing with the test, its variations and its relationship to disease. Acute pancreatitis was the outstanding condition in which a high level was clinically significant. However, the tests were performed in a great variety of
APPLEBAUM IL. SERUM AMYLASE IN MUMPS1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:35–43. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-1-35
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