E. C. KHOO, M.D.; THOMAS A. STUMP, M.D.
Although it is well recognized that scleroderma is a generalized disease, the specific pathologic changes in the kidneys have only recently been emphasized. In 1952 Moore and Sheehan1 described the lesions in the renal cortices of three patients dying from renal involvement by scleroderma. Since then several reports have stressed renal involvement as a cause of death in scleroderma.2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
The following case, together with a summary of cases reported in the English literature, illustrates the striking similarity in clinical course and pathologic findings. Only cases with adequate descriptions of clinical course and autopsy findings have been
KHOO EC, STUMP TA. RENAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCLERODERMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:717–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-3-717
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(3):717-728.
Nephrology, Rheumatology, Scleroderma.
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