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Lysozyme in the tears of newborn babies.
  1. P C Etches,
  2. F Leahy,
  3. D Harris,
  4. J D Baum


    Tear lysozyme concentration was measured in term, preterm, and small-for-dates infants using a modification of the lysoplate technique. The lysozyme concentration was greater in the term infant than in preterm and small-for-dates infants. The values were found to increase with birthweight and gestation to a term value which is similar to that described in adults. There was no relationship between the lysozyme concentration and the rate of tear production.

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