A. C. CORCORAN, M.D.; IRVINE H. PAGE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Differential diagnosis in patients showing severe renal damage from chronic glomerulonephritis on the one hand, and malignant hypertension on the other has always been difficult. At this stage the two conditions have in common the clinical pattern of hypertension, loss of weight, anemia, so-called "albuminuric retinitis," depressed renal function, azotemia, proteinuria and increased organized urinary sediment. Indeed, at least cases 1 and 8 of Bright's original report and cases 1, 5 and 8 of his second paper in Osman's edition1 seem to us instances of hypertension, essential or malignant rather than the characteristic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, which now most characteristically bears
CORCORAN AC, PAGE IH. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF TERMINAL GLOMERULONEPHRITIS AND MALIGNANT HYPERTENSION. I. RENAL ASPECTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:747–764. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-747
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(5):747-764.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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