Elevation of serum xanthine oxidase activity following halothane anesthesia in man

Sh Giler*, Y. Eshel, J. Pinkhas, E. Ventura, E. Levy, I. Urca, O. Sperling, A. de Vries

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Abstract

Halothane, but not methoxyflurane, was found to cause specific hepatocellular damage, the hepatotoxicity being prompt but transient. The hepatotoxicity was demonstrated by the elevation in the serum activity of xanthine oxidase, a highly sensitive marker for acute liver damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1356-1358
Number of pages3
JournalExperientia
Volume33
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1977

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