WILLIAM F. FALLS JR., M.D.; KENNETH L. FORD, M.D.; CHARLES T. ASHWORTH, M.D.; NORMAN W. CARTER, M.D.
Several cases of the nephrotic syndrome associated with active syphilitic infection have been reported in the past (1-16). Because of the self-limited nature of this illness, however, there have been few reports containing histologic descriptions of the kidney during the active phase of the nephrotic syndrome. Robins and Ladd (13) reported a case in 1962 in which they included descriptions of two renal biopsies. One biopsy was taken during the active phase of the disease, but after the initiation of therapy, and the other was obtained 1 month later. These authors stated that in their case there were no glomerular
FALLS WF, FORD KL, ASHWORTH CT, CARTER NW. The Nephrotic Syndrome in Secondary Syphilis: Report of a Case with Renal Biopsy Findings. Ann Intern Med. ;63:1047–1058. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-6-1047
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(6):1047-1058.
Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome.
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