A clinical study of serum free fatty acids in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis
Singh, Virendra; Goyal, R.K. and Mathur, M.N. (1977) A clinical study of serum free fatty acids in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 24 (3). pp. 127-130.
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The serum free fatty acids were estimated in 10 controls and 50 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. The increase in serum free fatty acids was related to the severity and extent of disease, and activity of disease. Sensitivity of bacilli to primary anti-tubercular drugs also seems to be related to serum FFA levels. The rise in serum FFA levels in cases of pulmonary tuber-culosis could be due to one or both of the follow-ing factors : (a) Increased catabolism of adipose tissue i.e. triglycerides with over production of fatty acids for synthesis of triglycerides.
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