HAROLD F. ROBERTSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAMUEL T. SCHLAMOWITZ, M.D.
Descriptions of rheumatic nephritis appear rarely in the medical literature. Albuminuria, cylindruria, and hematuria have been reported to occur in acute rheumatic fever by Cecil,1 Michelazzi,2 Lichtowitz,3 and Goldring and Wyckoff.4 These authors, however, have noted no instances of acute glomerulonephritis in rheumatic fever. The rarity of renal involvement in this disease is pointed out by Rolly5 and Baehr and Schifrin.6 Cecil1 is of the opinion that many cases of idiopathic nephritis are but instances of rheumatic kidney disease. We, too, believe that rheumatic nephritis is an entity to be included among the protean manifestations of rheumatic fever.
ROBERTSON HF, SCHLAMOWITZ ST. RHEUMATIC NEPHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:708–711. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-708
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):708-711.
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