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* Serum electrophoresis
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  malak - 11/24/06 15:39
 
  Serum electrophoresis is performed on a sample obtained from a 56-year-old man who enjoyed his pint of whisky every day for the past few decades with no apparent adverse effect. However, for the past few months he has a greater need for a “nip” even while at work and actually appeared at work in an intoxicated condition. Consequently, he agreed to be admitted to a rehabilitation clinic. During his admission examination he confessed that recently he has lost his appetite, has been losing weight, and is suffering from weakness, fatigability, disturbed sleep, and muscle cramps. Abdominal palpation shows a firm enlarged liver with a sharp edge. His upper chest region shows spider nevi, and he has mild jaundice. Which of the following descriptions of serum electrophoretic patterns (SEPs) would be expected to be obtained from this patient?

A: A polyclonal enlargement of the γ-globulin peak and decreased albumin level
B: A deficient α-1 peak
C: Increased IgG and IgA, decreased albumin
D: A monoclonal gammopathy
E: A reduction in albumin and a normal γ-globulin peak
 
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* Re:Serum electrophoresis
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  pth - 11/24/06 15:44
 
  E: A reduction in albumin and a normal γ-globulin peak
pt has developed Cirrhosis ,
albumin is produced in the liver
Gamma globulin are produced by Plasma cell
 
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