R. E. Whalen, M.D.; S. Huang, M.D.; E. Peschel, M.D.; H. D. McIntosh, M.D., (Assoc.)
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The association of renal disease and nerve deafness is now a well-recognized clinical entity. The hereditary nature of the deafness and renal disease, the increased severity of renal disease in males, and the occasional occurrence of ocular defects have been confirmed in over 20 families throughout the world. Whether the basic renal lesion is chronic pyelonephritis or glomerulonephritis remains to be elucidated. In three families large numbers of foam cells have been present in the kidneys.
The present report describes a family with hereditary nephropathy and deafness, and reviews some of the unusual pathologic features of the syndrome. Examination of
R. E. Whalen, S. Huang, E. Peschel, H. D. McIntosh. Hereditary Nephropathy, Deafness, and Renal Foam Cells.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1064_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1064.
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