Lysozyme content of tears in patients with Sjögren's syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis

Rahamim Avisar, Raoul Menaché, Pnina Shaked, Julia Rubinstein, I. Machtey, Hanna Savir

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Abstract

In 37 patients and 143 control patients we estimated tear fluid lysozyme content by the Micrococcus lysodeikticus agar diffusion assay. We found no correlation between the titer of lysozyme in tear fluid and the rate of tear flow. Decrease in lysozyme production was found to be a sensitive indicator of the involvement of the lacrimal system in Sjögren's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1979
Externally publishedYes

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