B-N-acetyl hexosaminidase (B-NAH), a lysosomal hydrolase, was measured in the blood of rats with induced acute pancreatitis, massive small-bowel ischemia, and small-bowel closed-loop obstruction. B-NAH was not significantly elevated within 24 h after induction of the above conditions. This suggests that B-NAH is not an acute phase reactant in a severe acute abdominal catastrophe, such as those mentioned above. Some rats showed an extremely high level of B-NAH, and this may imply a fatal prognosis in such animals.
- Acute pancreatitis
- Bowel ischemia
- Closed-loop obstruction small bowel