The Takata-Ara Reaction in the differential diagnosis and prognosis of jaundice

  • Bernard Shulman
  • Frederick Steigmann
  • Edwin W. Stevens


An attempt was made to re-evaluate the TAR on the basis of 264 patients suffering from various types of jaundice. Although it is recognized that mere technical difficulties in the reproduction of the reaction may interfere with the interpretation of the results, in some well-defined circumstances the results of the TAR may be of crucial import in the differential diagnosis of jaundice, especially when the other flocculation tests are equivocal. These conditions are: differentiation of acute hepatitis from cirrhosis, recognition of the transition of hepatitis into cirrhosis and possibly also differentiation of the homologous serum variety from the infections variety of viral hepatitis.


Liver Regeneration Obstructive Jaundice Toxic Hepatitis Flocculation Test Thymol Turbidity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Shulman
    • 1
  • Frederick Steigmann
    • 1
  • Edwin W. Stevens
    • 1
  1. 1.Chicago

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