JAMES A. JERNIGAN
Chronic radiation nephritis is a distinct clinical entity that is mentioned infrequently in the textbooks and journals of internal medicine. For example, a case report or article on the subject has not appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine dating back to volume I in 1927. The latest edition of the Physician's Handbook1 does mention radiation nephritis as one of the causes of hypertension. As deep radiotherapy grows more popular, with high-energy beams from linear electron accelerators, other supervoltage x-ray machines, radioactive sources, and the use of conventional therapy units, the internist should be familiar with the renal complications from
JERNIGAN JA. CHRONIC RADIATION NEPHRITIS: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:1084–1092. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-1084
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(5):1084-1092.
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