ALBERT HEYMAN, M.D.; CHARLES E. BROWN, M.D.
For many years syphilis has been thought to produce kidney damage, and various renal manifestations have been attributed to this disease. In most of the cases that have been reported, there has been no proof that the Treponema pallidum was the direct cause of the kidney damage. Nevertheless, there are several renal syndromes which have been found to be so definitely associated with syphilis that their syphilitic origin is not generally questioned. Of these, the most distinct clinical entity is the acute nephrotic state associated with secondary syphilis. In this syndrome the changes of typical nephrosis occur, but the condition
HEYMAN A, BROWN CE. ACUTE SYPHILITIC NEPHROSIS: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:728–731. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-4-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(4):728-731.
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