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Abnormal lactic dehydrogenase isoenzyme patterns in ulcerative colitis with precancerous change
  1. B. Lewis,
  2. B. C. Morson,
  3. A. W. February,
  4. J. Hywel Jones,
  5. J. J. Misiewicz

    Abstract

    The isoenzyme pattern of lactic dehydrogenase was measured in rectal biopsies from six patients with ulcerative colitis in whom precancerous histological changes had been independently recognized. There was a highly significant increase in the ratio of isoenzymes IV + V to I + II. This suggests that lactic dehydrogenase isoenzyme measurement may prove a valuable addition to histology in the recognition of precancer in ulcerative colitis.

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