S. EDWARD KING, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MAURICE BRUGER, M.D.
Studies of the cholesterol content of the blood in infectious diseases have shown that the acute febrile disorders,1, 2, 3, 4 and the acute stages of syphilis,5 leprosy6 and tuberculosis3, 7 are associated with hypocholesterolemia. In long standing tuberculosis, however, the blood cholesterol is not constant as in acute infections because the chronicity of the process entails complications which alter the level of the cholesterol in the blood. Variations in the blood cholesterol in phthisis are dependent on the severity of the tuberculous lesion, the body nutrition, and complications such as anemia and, as we expect to demonstrate, renal amyloidosis.
KING SE, BRUGER M. PLASMA CHOLESTEROL IN TUBERCULOSIS AND AMYLOID DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:1427–1435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-11-1427
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(11):1427-1435.
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