A. TOIGO, M.D.; A. A. DIETZ, PH.D.; J. B. CRANE; D. REISNER, M.D.
High concentrations of sweat electrolytes have been described in children with fibrocystic disease of the pancreas (1). Elevated values have also been found in patients with pulmonary diseases (2-6), allergies (7), diabetes (8), and ulcers (9). Peterson (10) found that patients with chronic lung disease had sweat electrolyte concentrations above normal but below the values associated with fibrocystic disease of the pancreas. In his group of patients, no attempt was made to determine whether the subjects had other features of fibrocystic disease. Wood et al. (11) reported abnormally high sweat chloride concentrations in 5 of 25 patients with pulmonary emphysema.
TOIGO A, DIETZ AA, CRANE JB, et al. Sweat Electrolytes in Chronic Pulmonary Disease. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:961–968. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-6-961
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(6):961-968.
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