JOSÉ R. WEISINGER, M.D.; RICHARD L. KEMPSON, M.D.; FREDERIC L. ELDRIDGE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT S. SWENSON, M.D.
Four patients with massive obesity and the nephrotic syndrome were studied. Congestive heart failure was not clinically apparent, and measured cardiac output was elevated; however, right atrial pressure and blood volume were increased. In each case the proteinuria decreased during dietary weight loss. Reductions in right atrial pressure and blood volume also coincided with remission in proteinuria. A mesangial glomerulopathy was present in two patients. We propose that the cause of the reversible proteinuria seen in these obese patients was renal venous hypertension.
WEISINGER JR, KEMPSON RL, ELDRIDGE FL, SWENSON RS. The Nephrotic Syndrome: A Complication of Massive Obesity. Ann Intern Med. ;81:440–447. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-440
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):440-447.
Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome, Obesity.
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