G. Eknoyan, M.D., F.A.C.P.; F. Gyorkey, M.D.; C. Dichoso, M.D.; S. Hyde, M.D.; W. Suki, M.D., F.A.C.P.; M. Martinez-Maldonado, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Renal involvement in the drug addict has received little attention; it appears, however, to be more frequent than heretofore appreciated. We have studied 14 such patients presenting with three different clinical pictures. Group I consisted of five patients with bacterial endocarditis who presented with hematuria, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency; group II, four patients with viral hepatitis who presented with proteinuria (less than 2g/day) and reduced glomerula filtration rate; and group III, five patients without any underlying disease who developed massive proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome. Percutaneous renal biopsy showed the basic lesion to be focal increase in periodic acid-Schiff-positive material in
G. Eknoyan, F. Gyorkey, C. Dichoso, S. Hyde, W. Suki, M. Martinez-Maldonado. The Spectrum of Renal Diseases Associated with Drug Abuse.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:814. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-814_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):814.
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