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Lysozyme and hypokalaemia
  1. M. A. Mir,
  2. S. C. Lodha


    Serum potassium, lysozyme and urinary lysozyme measurements were made in 98 patients with tuberculosis, 18 with sarcoidosis and 30 with acute myeloid leukaemia. Serum K concentration fell below 3·5 mmol/l in 17 of the 30 leukaemic patients and only 7 of these had raised serum lysozyme concentrations. None of the patients in the tuberculosis-sarcoidosis group with lysozymaemia or lysozymuria developed hypokalaemia. This study suggests that raised lysozyme concentrations are not causally related to hypokalaemia.

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