Erythrocyte sodium, chloride, and water were significantly different when a group of eight patients with cirrhosis of the liver was compared to a group of normal subjects, but plasma levels were not different. This study demonstrated that patients with cirrhosis can be identified by the analysis of erythrocytes. 9 pp. Ref.
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