1921
Volume 17, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

The Xavante Indians of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso as a group were found to have 1) high mean plasma uric-acid levels, 2) low mean plasma cholesterol values, 3) high total plasma proteins, due to elevated γ-globulin fractions, 4) plasma-protein-bound iodines and iron values within the accepted norms, 5) a high frequency of persons with positive tests for the “rheumatoid factor,” 6) marked eosinophilia, and 7) a high frequency of stools positive for the ova of , larvae of , and cysts of . Three of 53 “casual” urine specimens subjected to chromatography were characterized by elevations in specific amino acids, possibly indicative of a genetic carrier status.

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