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Plasma Taurine in Liver Cirrhosis with Painful Muscle Cramps

  • Shinichiro Yamamoto
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)


Painful muscle cramps (MC) are frequently seen in liver cirrhosis (LC) patients. Matsuzaki et al. 5 reported that oral taurine administration helped to relieve MC in LC patients. We previously reported that in 34 out of 38 cases of LC (89.5%) patients oral taurine relieved MC6.


Liver Cirrhosis Free Amino Acid Myotonic Dystrophy Muscle Cramp Of38 Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinichiro Yamamoto
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  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyKawasaki Medical SchoolKurashikiJapan

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