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Serum histidine in rheumatoid arthritis: a family study
  1. J. Kirkham,
  2. J. Lowe,
  3. H. A. Bird,
  4. V. Wright
  1. Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Royal Bath Hospital, Harrogate


    We have compared free serum histidine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, their blood relatives, and their non-blood relatives. The hypohistidinaemia of rheumatoid arthritis is acquired with the disease and does not provide a biochemical marker of those at risk.

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