JOHN MILLS, M.D.
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To the editor: The patient reported by Wilson and Smith (Ann Intern Med 76:91-94, 1972) appears to have well-documented Goodpasture's syndrome. However, the diagnosis of influenza virus infection is open to serious question. The brief clinical history presented, although consistent with influenza, is also typical of Goodpasture's syndrome. One would have liked further details of the methods used for "serologic studies," in view of their central importance in viral diagnosis in this paper; but, assuming that the titers were measured by the hemagglutination-inhibition or neutralization techniques, which are the methods most consistent with the values given (1), several inconsistencies are
MILLS J. Influenza in Goodpasture's Syndrome?. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:662–663. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-77-4-662
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(4):662-663.
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