M C Muñoz-Rivero

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We studied intestinal zinc absorption and daily urinary zinc excretion in 13 healthy controls and 27 cirrhotic patients (14 alcoholics, 13 non-alcoholics) with normal serum creatinine levels. Intestinal zinc absorption was determined by the oral zinc tolerance test. Serum levels were significantly lower in cirrhotics, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic,(More)
Erythrocyte uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (UROD) activity was measured to classify 118 Spanish patients with porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) into three subtypes: sporadic-, familial- and type III-PCT. Seventy-four patients (63%) had eythrocyte UROD activity within the normal range (74% to 126% of the mean activity of 43 healthy controls) and were classified(More)
To ascertain the possible role of iron as a risk factor for cerebral ischemia, we studied the serum levels of iron, transferrin and ferritin in 42 patients between the third and seventh days after a cerebral ischemic event (transient ischemic attack, reversible ischemic neurological deficit or cerebral infarction) and in 62 matched controls. The serum(More)
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