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Spuriously High B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Level Caused by Human Antimouse Antibodies

Xiao-Hong Pan, MD, PhD; Song-Zhao Zhang, MD; Hui-Qiang Chen, MD; Mei-Xiang Xiang, MD, PhD; and Jian-An Wang, MD, PhD
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From Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, 310009 Hangzhou, China.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Professor Mark Richards, FRSNZ (Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand), for his instruction on differential diagnosis.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(6):407-408. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-155-6-201109200-00023
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