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Free amino acid content of the vitreous humour in cot deaths.
  1. W J Patrick,
  2. R W Logan
  1. Department of Perinatal and Paediatric Pathology, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Yorkhill, Glasgow.


    The concentration of 27 amino acids in the vitreous humour was analysed in 120 cot deaths. Baseline data for age and postmortem interval are presented and the concentrations compared with the normal reference range for plasma. The results do not indicate that a specific aminoacidopathy is a factor in cot deaths.

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