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March 28, 1936

GLYCOSURIA FROM TREATMENT WITH ANTERIOR PITUITARY-LIKE HORMONE FOR IMPERFECTLY DEVELOPED TESTIS

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn.

From the Endocrine Clinics of the Department of Pediatrics, New York University Medical College, the Children's Medical Service of the Third Medical Division, Bellevue Hospital, and the Beth-El Hospital.

JAMA. 1936;106(13):1111-1112. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770130061027

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  In a recent article by Dr. Harry Koplin on glycosuria caused by administration of antuitrin-S for bilateral undescended testes (The Journal, February 1, p. 374) it was stated by the author that after injections of antuitrin-S (twenty-four 1 cc. injections in eight weeks) for undescended testes in a child, aged 30 months, polydipsia, polyuria, enuresis and glycosuria were produced. Three weeks after the cessation of treatment with antuitrin-S, these symptoms and the glycosuria disappeared.The occurrence of the aforementioned symptoms stimulated a more careful review and recheck of a number of patients in my series who were treated or are being treated for maldeveloped or maldescended testes with the gonadotropic hormone of the urine of pregnant women (Follutein-Squibb).In none of the cases previously reported by me in the literature (Maldevelopment and Maldescent of the Testes, Am. J. Dis. Child.50:649 [Sept.], 1429 [Dec.] 1935) or

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