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A possible source of error in the diagnosis of phaeochromocytoma
  1. D. W. Neill,
  2. I. J. Carré,
  3. R. L. McCorry,
  4. R. H. Thompson
  1. Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  2. Biochemical Laboratory, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland


    The finding is reported of an apparent high level of urinary catechol amines in a child with pyelonephritis. As a result of investigations the source of error was traced to tetracycline therapy.

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