S. EDWARD KING, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The frequency of casual, intermittent and orthostatic proteinuria ("albuminuria") is well recognized. Because of usually limited opportunity for study and disconcertingly variable results upon repeated urine examinations, serious effort is seldom made to distinguish between known varieties of inconstant proteinurias. The term "benign proteinuria" has been adopted as a blanket diagnosis for all instances of proteinuria not clearly related to organic renal disease. The exceedingly common miscellaneous transitory or accidental proteinurias apparently following a myriad of temporary and insignificant renal and nonrenal disturbances as well as laboratory error are rarely repetitive and are indeed benign. Orthostatic or postural proteinuria,
KING SE. PATTERNS OF PROTEIN EXCRETION BY THE KIDNEYS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:296–323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-296
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(2):296-323.
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