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September 8, 1975

Hydatidiform Mole

Author Affiliations

Fourth-year medical student Brooklyn, NY

JAMA. 1975;233(10):1046. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260100016003

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To the Editor.—  I refer to the article "Serum Creatinine, Urea, and Protein Level Changes in Hydatidiform Mole" by Pour-Reza et al (230:580, 1974). Provided that their controls were properly chosen, protein intake or deficiencies, which were not discussed, should be comparable in both groups. A more reasonable conclusion is that a molar pregnancy makes greater demands than normal on body stores of nitrogen.