HIROSHI YAMAUCHI; PIERCE ROONEY, M.D.; JAMES HOPPER JR., M.D.
The nephrotic syndrome as the chief manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rare (1-3). The present report describes the course of illness in 2 patients who were thought to have a nephrotic state with most of the features of "pure nephrosis" (4, 5). In neither case was the presence of systemic lupus erythematosus suspected while the patients were still alive; the diagnosis was established by post-mortem examination.
The patient, an 18-year-old Negro boy, was first seen in the outpatient clinic at the University of California Medical Center in February 1958, because of orchido-epididymitis, for which
YAMAUCHI H, ROONEY P, HOPPER J. Nephrotic State as the Chief Manifestation of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Ann Intern Med. ;57:981–987. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-6-981
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(6):981-987.
Autoimmune Kidney Disease, Lupus Erythematosus, Nephrology, Rheumatology.
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