ROBERT J. LEVINE, M.D.; BURIS R. BOSHELL, M.D.
Renal involvement in progressive systemic sclerosis has been recognized for many years. As Osler1 observed, "The patients are apt to succumb to pulmonary complaints or to nephritis." More recently, even though this complication has received increasing attention in the literature, it frequently has been ignored. This fact prompted the authors to report the recent experience with this lesion at the Peter Bent Brigham and Robert Breck Brigham Hospitals.
The classic picture of sclerodermatous involvement of the skin has been well known for many years. During the last 20 years, however, as the systemic manifestations have become the object of more
LEVINE RJ, BOSHELL BR. RENAL INVOLVEMENT IN PROGRESSIVE SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS (SCLERODERMA)1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:517–529. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-517
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):517-529.
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