MILDRED LAM, M.D.; EDMOND S. RICANATI, M.D.; MUHAMMAD A. KHAN, M.D., M.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.; IRVING KUSHNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
LAM M, RICANATI ES, KHAN MA, KUSHNER I. Reversal of Severe Renal Failure in Systemic Sclerosis. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:642-643. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-642
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_1):642-643.
Renal failure in systemic sclerosis, with or without malignant hypertension, is regarded as progressive and irreversible, leading to death within weeks to months (1, 2). We have recently seen a patient with systemic sclerosis and severe renal involvement who showed marked improvement in renal function while receiving chronic renal dialysis and antihypertensive therapy, permitting discontinuation of dialysis 1 year after onset of renal failure.
A 48-year-old black woman was hospitalized in June 1976 with a 1-month history of anorexia and fatigue, and shortness of breath on
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