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The list of diseases that Professor Wendt associates with alteration of the physical state of the capillary basement membrane and consequent alteration in its permeability is truly impressive. He classifies them in relation to alteration in plasma proteins. With normal or hyperproteinemia occur: maturity-onset diabetes, hypertension, microangiopathy, retinopathy, gout, disorders of pregnancy, polycythemia vera, phlebothrombosis, and fatal emboli. Abnormal plasma proteins are associated with endarteritis caused by cigarette smoking, carbon monoxide, or air pollution. Abnormal antigen-antibody complexes are associated with chronic arthritis, periarteritis nodosa, and other collagen diseases.
The account of these findings is presented in 485 closely written pages,
Krankheiten verminderter Kapillarmembranpermeabilität.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:289. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-289_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(2):289.
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