R. D. TAYLOR, M.D.; ROBERT BIRCHALL, M.D.; IRVINE H. PAGE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Most causes of renal failure are easily recognized. However, the record of the patient reported here presents an example of death due to renal insufficiency, the mechanism of which was not clear until autopsy had been performed. The kidneys were found to be almost completely replaced by leukemic tissue. Such infiltration of kidneys to a degree great enough to cause uremia is uncommon.
A 50 year old Jewess was admitted to the Research Division of Cleveland Clinic Hospital because of progressive anasarca and weakness of short duration. She had been examined as an out-patient in the Clinic three
TAYLOR RD, BIRCHALL R, PAGE IH. MONOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF RENAL FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:1197–1202. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-6-1197
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(6):1197-1202.
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