oa South African Medical Journal - Studies of amino acid handling in kwashiorkor with a possible explanation for the increased amino-aciduria
|Article Title||Studies of amino acid handling in kwashiorkor with a possible explanation for the increased amino-aciduria|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Oct 1959|
|Pages||871 - 872|
|Keyword(s)||Amino acid handling, Amino-aciduria, Kwashiorkor and Renal function|
Renal function and other studies suggest that the increased aminoaciduria of kwashiorkor is due to altered utilization of absorbed amino acids causing the renal threshold to be exceeded. As yet, we have no evidence of a defect in renal tubular function.
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