L. D. HARRIS, M.D.; J. H. MCNEIL, M.D.
Focal glomerulitis has been a recognized clinical entity since 1914, when it was described by Volhard and Fahr.1 However, the clinical history and urinary findings may be indistinguishable from acute glomerulonephritis, with which it is often confused.2 This presentation includes a case with the classic clinical, laboratory and pathologic findings of focal glomerulitis, which was diagnosed on four separate occasions in different institutions as glomerulonephritis. This is the first case to the authors' knowledge which has been studied by renal biopsy.
A 28 year old white male farmer was admitted to the hospital on June 2, 1956, with
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HARRIS LD, MCNEIL JH. RECURRENT FOCAL GLOMERULITIS: A CASE REPORT WITH RENAL BIOPSY(RECURRENT FOCAL GLOMERULITIS: A CASE REPORT WITH RENAL BIOPSY*). Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:679–684. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-3-679
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(3):679-684.
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