WILLIAM B. BENNETT, M.D.
To the editor: Kliger and Scheer (1) recently reported the occurrence of uremic medullary cystic disease in three female siblings, and radiographic abnormalities indistinguishable from medullary sponge kidney in seven of 12 children of these women. The kindred described below confirms this association but casts some doubt on the suggestion of Kliger and Scheer that the medullary radiographic signs are indicative of preclinical medullary cystic disease.
The proband, a 20-year-old white man was admitted to the University of Oregon Hospital for evaluation of fatigue and weakness of 6 months' duration.
At admission his blood pressure was 110/60 mm Hg, with
BENNETT WB. Kindred Coexistence of Medullary Sponge Kidney and Medullary Cystic Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;85:829. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-829_1
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