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Myoglobinuria Associated with Persistence of Fetal Myoglobin.

Lt. Cdr. F. L. Benoit; G. B. Theil, M.D.; and Cdr. R. H. Watten
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(4):728-729. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-4-728_3
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The presence of a fetal form of myoglobin has been demonstrated in newborn human infants, and it has been shown that this protein is completely replaced by adult myoglobin during the first few months of life. Previous investigators have demonstrated differences in electrophoretic mobility, absorption spectrum, and ammonium sulfate solubility between these two forms of human myoglobin. Recently, three patients with clinical syndromes of intermittent rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria have been studied here, and it was found that their urinary myoglobin migrated by electrophoresis to the same area as purified fetal myoglobin. In addition, the urinary protein was less soluble in


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