oa South African Medical Journal - Liver function tests in in pulmonary tuberculosis

Volume 24, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A battery of liver function tests was run on 27 tuberculous patients grouped into severe, moderate and mild categories. Hepatic dysfunction was found in a large proportion of the cases of severe pulmonary tuberculosis studied. The best correlation was found between the thymol turbidity test, the cephalin cholesterol flocculation test and the bromsulphalein excretion test using the 5 mg. per kilogram of body weight dose. Statistical analysis of the overall results show no significant figures.

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