E. T. BELL, M.D.
"Nephrosis" is now generally used in a broad sense to include all forms of renal disease which are regarded as degenerative in nature, in contradistinction to "nephritis" which refers to those of inflammatory origin. However, in recent clinical literature many writers use nephrosis in a restricted sense to designate "lipoid nephrosis" only.
For many years, two forms of glomerulonephritis have been recognized:
a. The azotemic type is characterized in the advanced stage by nitrogen retention. Edema is present from time to time but is not a conspicuous feature except in the acute stage and during acute exacerbations. Hypertension is nearly
BELL ET. The Relation of Lipoid Nephrosis to Nephritis12. Ann Intern Med. 1932;6:167–182. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-2-167
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(2):167-182.
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