C. L. WHISNANT JR., M.D.; R. H. OWINGS, M.S.; C. G. CANTRELL, M.D.; G. R. COOPER, Ph.D., M.D.
Myoglobinuria has been considered to be a relatively rare disease and has been observed only in the white race. Even when the disease is suspected, definitive diagnosis by means of identification of the pigment in the urine has always been a problem. The physician is frequently deterred from further investigation because of the difficulty encountered in obtaining laboratory confirmation. Many cases of so-called "march hemoglobinuria" may actually be unrecognized primary myoglobinuria.1 Several reviewers have questioned the diagnosis of some of the other reported cases of myoglobinuria, and have considered at least some of these cases to be dermatomyositis.1-3
WHISNANT CL, OWINGS RH, CANTRELL CG, et al. PRIMARY IDIOPATHIC MYOGLOBINURIA IN A NEGRO FEMALE: ITS IMPLICATIONS AND A NEW METHOD OF LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:140–150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-1-140
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(1):140-150.
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