1955 Volume 44 Issue 7 Pages 724-731
Studying the thiamine metabolism in blood and urine of pulmonary tuberculosis patients, I got results as Follows:
1) Thiamine is laeking in pulmonary tuberculosis, and the worse is the disease, the less is thiamine in the body.
Thiamine increases by dosing thiamine preparations in general, but it is apt to decrease to the previous amount after dosing in serious cases.
2) Many of pulmonary tuberculosis patients have beriberoid-complaints, but none of them could be diagnosed to have evident Beriberi as complication.
3) Composite Vitamine and T. P. D. are more effective to cure the beriberoid-complaints of pulmonary tuberculosis than simple B1 hydrochloride.