MILDRED ADAMS, PH.D.; MARSCHELLE H. POWER, PH.D.; WALTER M. BOOTHBY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Previous metabolic studies of subjects with myasthenia gravis have dealt chiefly with the inorganic metabolism, particularly that of calcium and magnesium, and with the metabolism of nitrogen, creatine, creatinine, and carbohydrate. The results have been more or less contradictory. Marburg1 reported a high blood magnesium in one case, but Hellich,2 and Hellich and Tessenow3 found that the values for the magnesium of the blood were normal (three cases). Bayha4 reported a low blood calcium in one case, in contrast to normal values found by Hellich, Hellich and Tessenow, Marburg, Berglund, Medes and Lohmann5 and Reuter.6 Laurent and Walther7 have recently
ADAMS M, POWER MH, BOOTHBY WM. CHEMICAL STUDIES IN MYASTHENIA GRAVIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:823–833. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-7-823
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