W. J. GLECKLER, M.D.
In recent years it has become apparent that renal complications of sarcoidosis are not uncommon. When they occur they are likely to be the most serious manifestations of the disease because, by producing renal insufficiency, they may actually threaten the life of the patient.1 Skin, lung, liver and other effects of the disease may, on the other hand, be well tolerated for long periods of time.2
Recently, the beneficial effects of cortisone therapy on the various manifestations of sarcoidosis have been documented by a number of authors.3, 4, 5 The following case is reported to emphasize the importance of cortisone
GLECKLER WJ. HYPERCALCEMIA AND RENAL INSUFFICIENCY DUE TO SARCOIDOSIS: TREATMENT WITH CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:174–179. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-1-174
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(1):174-179.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrology.
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