[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Other Articles
February 16, 1946


Author Affiliations

Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland.

JAMA. 1946;130(7):445. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870070065022

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


To the Editor:—  The Journal of Oct. 6, 1945 has just come to hand and I have read with much interest the editorial on ketosis on page 448. I notice that the term "ketosuria" is used to mean excretion of ketones in urine. I do not know if this term is commonly so applied in the United States, but it seems to me liable to cause confusion. I suggest that "ketosuria" should be reserved to mean the presence of ketoses (usually fructose) in urine and that the term "ketonuria" should be used to mean the presence of ketones in urine.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview