oa South African Medical Journal - The value of estimating urinary indican
|Article Title||The value of estimating urinary indican|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Gastro-intestinal Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Oct 1971|
|Pages||1167 - 1170|
|Keyword(s)||Bowel bacterial flora, Pathology, Urinary indican estimation and Urology|
Urinary indican, a metabolic product of bacterial action on tryptophan in the small bowel, has been estimated in the urine as an indirect indication of small bowel bacterial contamination, in 50 normal controls, 18 patients with small bowel disease, 22 patients with calcific pancreatitis and group of 20 children with kwashiorkor and 10 control children of a similar age-group.
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