E. WHITE PATTON, M.D.; MARVIN B. CORLETTE, M.D.
Three patients with acute syphilis have been seen in this clinic during the past two years who exhibited the picture of nephrosis and whose course justified a diagnosis of acute syphilitic nephrosis. Since there are few reports of similar cases in the literature, one is led to conclude that this is a rare complication of early syphilis. In 1935 Hermann and Marr1 reviewed the literature on clinical syphilitic nephropathies and devised a classification of these conditions. They found nine cases which were considered characteristic of acute syphilitic nephrosis. Since Hermann and Marr's contribution, there have been no other reported cases
PATTON EW, CORLETTE MB. THREE CASES OF ACUTE SYPHILITIC NEPHROSIS IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1975–1980. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-11-1975
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(11):1975-1980.
Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome.
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