J. F. ROBERTS, M.D.
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The relationship between chronic interstitial nephritis in childhood and the occurrence of infantilism, late rickets, and dwarfism as sequelae, was first clearly defined by Fletcher1 in 1911. Thirty years previously Lucas2 had noted the frequent association of albuminuria with late rickets but had regarded the albuminuria as functional. Renal dwarfism, however, has only been recognized as a definite clinical entity since 1920, when Barber3 introduced the name, and defined it as "a condition of stunted development, associated with bone deformities of the 'late' rickets type, due to an insidious chronic interstitial nephritis of obscure etiology." The terms, renal dwarfism, renal
ROBERTS JF. RENAL DWARFISM; A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1729–1736. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-12-1729
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(12):1729-1736.
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