DONALD E. BUTKUS, M.D.
To the editor: In the July issue, Llach, Arieff, and Massry (1) reported from a careful, prospective study that they had detected an alarmingly high incidence (33%) of renal vein thrombosis in patients with the nephrotic syndrome, which in most cases was secondary to membranous and membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Of equal concern was the finding that the majority of patients had no symptoms, laboratory findings, or radiographic clues on intravenous pyelography to suggest that renal vein thrombosis was present. They point out that the prognosis, as far as rapid deterioration of renal function is concerned, is not as ominous as has
BUTKUS DE. Renal Vein Thrombosis. Ann Intern Med. ;83:901–902. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-901
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):901-902.
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