oa South African Medical Journal - An evaluation of gastric acid secretion in Kwashiorkor by means of the augmented histamine test

Volume 41, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Gastric acid secretion was assessed in 20 patients with kwashiorkor by means of the augmented histamine test. In 16 patients satisfactory acid secretion was demonstrated, some of them actually showing hypersecretion after histamine stimulation.

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