WILLIAM M. BENNETT, M.D.; NORMAN SIMON, M.D.
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To the editor: We read with interest the paper by Dr. Gardner in the January ANNALS (73:47-54, 1971) suggesting that cystic disease of the renal medulla in adults be distinguished from familial juvenile nephronophthisis on the bases of age of onset and an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance. In preparation is a report of a kindred, already published in abstract form (1), that does not support this separation.
The proband in our kindred presented at age 22 with uremia and salt wasting and subsequently had pathological confirmation of renal medullary cysts, interstitial fibrosis, round cell infiltration, tubular atrophy, and periglomerular
BENNETT WM, SIMON N. Cystic Disease of Renal Medulla. Ann Intern Med. ;74:1011–1012. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-1011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(6):1011-1012.
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