Beta 2-microglobulinuria as a predictor of death in a population exposed to Balkan endemic nephropathy.


During the year 1974, urinary beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2mu) was measured at monthly intervals using the first-morning urine sample of randomly selected individuals from the BEN affected village of Petka (416 persons) and from the nearby situated control village of Stubica (216 persons). Initial compliance was complete; over 90% of villagers had at least… (More)


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