SANDRA D. WASKOWSKI, M.D.; BERNARD J. POWERS, M.D.
To the editor: We report a case of asymptomatic glomerulonephritis with a mild reduction of creatinine clearance in association with mycoplasma infection. Smith and associates (1) have reported that asymptomatic glomerulonephritis, as shown by erythrocyte casts, may occur in up to 3.8% of young patients with nonstreptococcal upper respiratory infections. In their nine patients, five had a mild reduction of creatinine clearance. None of their patients had evidence of mycoplasma infection.
A 17-year-old white man with normal urinalyses on 10 July 1979 and 6 October 1981 was seen on the fifth day of an illness with diffuse abdominal pain, watery
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WASKOWSKI SD, POWERS BJ. Glomerulonephritis and Mycoplasma Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:112-113. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-112_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):112-113.
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