Serum complement in chronic liver disease.

  title={Serum complement in chronic liver disease.},
  author={Barry J. Potter and A M Trueman and E. Anthony Jones},
  volume={14 6},
Total serum haemolytic complement activity (CH(50)) and the serum concentrations of both the third and fourth components of the complement system (C3 and C4) have been measured in 29 control subjects, 92 patients with chronic hepatocellular disease, and eight patients with large duct biliary tract obstruction. The mean C4 concentration was reduced in all types of chronic liver disease studied. However, the mean CH(50) and C3 values were increased in compensated primary biliary cirrhosis, were… CONTINUE READING