J. THOMAS LAMONT, M.D.
To the editor: I would like to make several comments in reference to the article, "Occurrence and Nature of Glomerular Lesions after Group A Streptococci Infections in Children," which appeared in the October issue (Ann Intern Med 79:492-499, 1973). It seems unwarranted to subject children to the risk and discomfort of a kidney biopsy for such indications as low serum CH50 levels and minor urinary abnormalities. Granted that the risk of this procedure is minimal in expert hands, I wonder how children view this procedure, especially children who are essentially asymptomatic. What fraction of the patients were from ethnic minority
LAMONT JT. Ethics of Renal Biopsy. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:560. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-560_1
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