T. A. Waldmann, M.D.; L. Laster, M.D.
This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
The electrophoretic patterns of serum proteins of 20 patients with deficient synthesis of gamma globulin revealed that in 15 the serum albumin concentration was less than 3.5 g/100 ml, and in six of these it was under 2.5 g/100 ml. The hypoalbuminemia associated with hypogammaglobulinemia was investigated by using intravenously-injected albumin-radioactive iodine and polyvinylpyrrolidine (PVP)-radioactive iodine to assess albumin synthesis and enteric loss of albumin.
Six patients with decreased serum and total body albumin were studied. Each had significant diarrhea and steatorrhea. In three, albumin synthesis was markedly impaired but a normal survival time of albumin-I131 (disappearance rate, 18 to
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
Waldmann TA, Laster L. Abnormalities of Albumin Metabolism in Patients with Hypogammaglobulinemia.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:692–693. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-692_3
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):692-693.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only