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[Oxyproline excretion in the urine in frostbite].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Vestnik khirurgii imeni I. I. Grekova
Publication Date
Volume
119
Issue
10
Pages
127–129
Identifiers
PMID: 929868
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Hyperoxyprolinuria associated with the processes occuring in frostbitten tissues is observed in frostbites of II--III degree. In frostbites of I--II and III--IV degree the level of urine oxyproline excretion does not differ from the normal one throughout the posttraumatic period. In frostbites of I--II degree this is due to a limited volume of tissue injury, in frostbites of III--IV degree-to the fixation of decay products in the pathological focus, resulting from blood circulation disorders in the frostbitten zone. Differences in oxyprolinuria level may serve as a useful tool for differential diagnosis of frostbites.

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