In a previous study of serum cholesterol values for children1 the following results were reported: The mean total cholesterol value (with standard deviation) was 183.7 ± 38.7 mg. per hundred cubic centimeters; the free or uncombined cholesterol amounted to 50.6 ± 10.3 mg.; the mean percentage of free cholesterol was 27.4 ± 1.5.2 These values were obtained for a series of 325 determinations on three groups of patients (from 2 months to 12 years of age). The children were grouped thus: (a) those admitted to the hospital for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy; (b) those with miscellaneous acute and chronic diseases, and (c) those suffering with rheumatic fever in any of its manifestations. It was noted that the means and standard deviations for the serum cholesterol values in these subgroups were similar to each other. For the patients with rheumatic fever the mean total cholesterol value was 183.7 ± 33.9
OFFENKRANTZ FM. SERUM CHOLESTEROL IN PATIENTS WITH RHEUMATIC FEVER: FURTHER STUDY. Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(1):67–82. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980130076006
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