J. W. KIBUKAMUSOKE, M.D.
To the editor: In 1967 Berger, Birch, and Conte reported three patients of falciparum malaria in your journal who developed features of renal involvement (1). As there has been much discussion verbally and in writing about this paper since then, I thought that there was justification for me to record my own comments on this paper.
These workers felt that the clinical picture in these patients was that of the nephrotic syndrome and that this was based on acute glomerulonephritis. This is the only report found in the literature after an extensive search.
It is noteworthy that this (Plasmodium falciparum)
KIBUKAMUSOKE JW. Nephrotic Syndrome in Plasmodial Infections. Ann Intern Med. ;73:138–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-138_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):138-140.
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