YEN-JEN FUH, M.D.
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To the editor: I read with interest the paper "Hyperamylasemia with Carcinoma of the Lung" by Dr. R. W. Ammann and his associates (Ann Intern Med 78:521-525, 1973). Recently a 73-year-old white man was admitted to our service with severe chronic obstructive airway disease. Because his chief complaint was midepigastric abdominal pain with tenderness, his serum amylase was studied, and during the hospitalization he showed persistent hyperamylasemia. His serum amylase levels ranged from 880 to 2664 Somogyi units, but he did not have hyperamylasuria (his urine amylase levels were only around 33 to 36 units), and his renal function was
FUH Y. Hyperamylasemia. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:283–285. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-2-283_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(2):283-285.
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