Preliminary Communications

Paper Chromatographic Survey of Urinary Amino-acids in Muscular Dystrophy

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: (Published 04 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:29
  1. L. J. Hurwitz,
  2. D. McCormick


    A paper chromatographic analysis in 60 patients with muscular dystrophy from 49 families and in 351 of their relatives showed a high incidence of generalized hyperaminoaciduria in both patients and relatives. There was a higher incidence of threoninuria in patients and their relatives than in controls. One family was found to have excess histidinuria and another excess lysinuria.

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