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Serum enzymes in head and neck cancer III

  • Harbans Lal (a1), S. K. Munjal (a2), Umesh Wig (a2) and A. S. Saini (a1)


Serum adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels were estimated in a group of 40 patients with head and neck cancer. The mean value was significantly higher in patients compared to controls. The increase was higher in cases of ulcerative growths than of proliferative growths, and activity was increased with advancement in the stage of the cancer. After radiotherapy, a gradual and significant decrease in serum ADA activity was observed.


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Dr. Harbans Lai, Department of Biochemistry, 12/9J, Medical College, Rohtak-124001, India.


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