A. H. SAMIY, M.D.; R. A. FIELD, M.D.; JOHN P. MERRILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Acute glomerulonephritis is commonly regarded as a disease of childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.1-3 However, a large number of older patients with acute glomerulonephritis have been seen in the Cardiorenal Clinic of Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and on the wards of the Massachusetts General Hospital. The incidence of acute glomerulonephritis in elderly patients is reportedly quite rare, and only occasional references are made in the literature to its occurrence in such patients.3, 4 This paper reports seven cases of acute glomerulonephritis in patients 60 years of age or older, and shows that acute glomerulonephritis is not restricted to children or
SAMIY AH, FIELD RA, MERRILL JP. ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS IN ELDERLY PATIENTS: REPORT OF SEVEN CASES OVER SIXTY YEARS OF AGE12. Ann Intern Med. ;54:603–609. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-4-603
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(4):603-609.
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