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Title: On vitamin C metabolism in pulmonary tuberculosis
Author: Ross, Alastair Ian
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1941
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(1) 35 patients suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis were investigated regarding their vitamin C nutrition by urinary excretion and saturation tests. (2) A hypovitaminosis C was found in many, greater in febrile patients with active disease. (3) The average daily excretion test is shown to be unsatisfactory for testing febrile pulmonary tuberculous patients. (4) The results of the workers in this field are reviewed. (5) The possible causes of this hypovitaminosis C are mentioned. (6) The effects of a deficiency or excess of vitamin C are considered, it being concluded that on the whole, if marked, the deficiency will have a deleterious effect. (7) The application of these findings to cases of pulmonary tuberculosis is considered. Febrile patients with active disease should receive 100 mgm.ascorbic acid daily in addition to their ordinary diet. Non-febrile patients should receive plenty of green vegetables and, if possible, fresh fruit.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.661400  DOI: Not available
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