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September 1942

STUDIES ON BLOOD PHOSPHORUS: II. BLOOD PHOSPHORUS PARTITION IN TETANY AND GUANIDINE POISONING

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Pediatric Laboratory and the Department of Pediatrics, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital, Columbia University.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):475-481. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090077008
Abstract

It is the purpose of this paper to present a series of studies on organic phosphorus partition in pathologic conditions which have in common an inorganic hyperphosphatemia (tetany, guanidine poisoning). As shown in a previous communication,1 the Lohmann and Nissen method for determining the partition of organic phosphorus compounds in the blood proved useful for the study of the relationship between intracellular and extracellular phosphorus. This method was employed in the present work.

TETANY  A case of chronic tetany in a child of 9 years offered an opportunity to analyze the phosphorus fractions in the blood during the tetanic inorganic hyperphosphatemia.John P., 9 years old, was admitted to the hospital on March 22, 1940. The family history was irrelevant. The child had been in good health up to two years previously, when he had moderately severe mumps. During the course of this illness he had a convulsive seizure,

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