VISITH SITPRIJA, M.D.; VICHITRA PIPATANAGUL, M.D.; VIJITR BOONPUCKNAVIG, M.D.; SOMNATE BOONPUCKNAVIG, M.D.
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To the editor: In response to Dr. LoGerfo's comment (Ann Intern Med 81:861, 1974) on the ethical aspect of renal biopsy study in typhoid fever done by our group (Ann Intern Med 81:210-213, 1974) we wish to offer our reply.
Our study was an attempt to further define the nature of typhoid fever, an apparently simple disease that needs more details in its description. It represented a model in man supporting the concept of pathogenesis of glomerulonephritis advanced from earlier studies in animals. It also brought up a hypothesis to explain proteinuria in febrile diseases long believed to be due
SITPRIJA V, PIPATANAGUL V, BOONPUCKNAVIG V, BOONPUCKNAVIG S. Ethics of Renal Biopsies in Typhoid Fever. Ann Intern Med. ;82:850. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-850_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):850.
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