ALTON I. SUTNICK, M.D.; ALFRED M. SELLERS, M.D.; WILLIAM A. JEFFERS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES C. WOLFERTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In the evaluation of patients with hypertension, specific etiologic factors such as coarctation of the aorta, unilateral renal disease or polycystic disease of the kidneys have been sought, but have been found only occasionally. Continuing improvements in diagnostic methods, however, have made possible the discovery of new factors operative in association with high blood pressure. Among these, we believe that systemic lupus deserves current emphasis.
Since Hargraves'1 description of the lupus erythematosus cell in 1948 there has been a marked rise in the reported incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus (S.L.E.), due presumably to this new diagnostic aid. A review of
SUTNICK AI, SELLERS AM, JEFFERS WA, WOLFERTH CC. SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS AND HYPERTENSION WITHOUT RENAL INSUFFICIENCY1. Ann Intern Med. ;52:849–857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-4-849
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(4):849-857.
Autoimmune Kidney Disease, Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Lupus Erythematosus.
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