oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Biochemical analysis of the liver functions: Of two hundred southern Rhodesian children and young adults (Part II)

Volume 14, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Biochemical analysis of the liver functions of 200 Southern Rhodesian children and young adults between the ages of five and 20 was undertaken. The results in nine of the 11 liver function tests were within generally accepted ranges of normal. The other two liver function tests which were outside certain accepted normal range values were the serum protein electrophoresis and the thymol turbidity test; in the former test, the results were within certain broad ranges of normal and needed locally established normal range values; in the latter test with the method used at Mpilo Central Hospital, the results also were within their ""normal"" limits. Thus the belief that poor nutrition in infancy leaves residual biochemical liver dysfunction was not borne out in this research study.

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