ROBERT S. GORDON JR., M.D.; FREDERIC C. BARTTER, M.D.; THOMAS WALDMANN, M.D.
Dr. Robert S. Gordon, Jr.: I should like to begin this discussion on hypoalbuminemia by showing an illustrative case (figure 1).
This two year old child was the product of an apparently normal gestation and showed no signs of disease at birth. From the age of eight months to approximately 20 months he had repeated respiratory infections which produced no permanent residua. Beginning at the age of 16 months, and continuing until the present time, he has had generalized edema, which is well illustrated in the figure. Similar to the typical edema of nephrosis, this patient's edema involves the face
GORDON RS, BARTTER FC, WALDMANN T. IDIOPATHIC HYPOALBUMINEMIAS: CLINICAL STAFF CONFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH(IDIOPATHIC HYPOALBUMINEMIAS: CLINICAL STAFF CONFERENCE AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:553–576. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-3-553
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(3):553-576.
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