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Serum lysozyme activity in coeliac disease: a possible aid to athe diagnosis of malignant change.
  1. B T Cooper,
  2. S O Ukabam,
  3. R E Barry,
  4. A E Read

    Abstract

    Serum lysozyme activities were measured in 34 control subjects, 13 untreated adult coeliac patients, 21 adult coeliac patients on gluten-free diet, and eight coeliac patients with a histiocytic lymphoma. Serum lysozyme activities were raised in three untreated patients, three patients treated with a gluten-free diet, and in only two patients with coeliac disease and lymphoma. Serum lysozyme estimations cannot be recommended as an aid to the diagnosis of lymphoma in patients with coeliac disease.

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