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Elevated serum sialic acid in idiopathic acute iridocyclitis.
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PMID:  8475705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We measured the serum levels of sialic acid in 12 patients with idiopathic acute iridocyclitis and 18 normal controls. Sialic acid levels were significantly elevated in the patients with idiopathic acute iridocyclitis. Since animal studies have shown that intraocular inflammation alone cannot elevate serum level of sialic acid, the result of our study suggest that idiopathic acute iridocyclitis may be a multiorgan disease with systemic effects.
S Lam; H H Tessler; M D Farber; R Matalon; M N Deaching; D S Rychlik; B L Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta ophthalmologica     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0001-639X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh)     Publication Date:  1993 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-17     Completed Date:  1993-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370347     Medline TA:  Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh)     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Aged, 80 and over
HLA-B27 Antigen / blood
Iridocyclitis / blood*
Middle Aged
N-Acetylneuraminic Acid
Sialic Acids / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HLA-B27 Antigen; 0/Sialic Acids; 131-48-6/N-Acetylneuraminic Acid

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