ZOHEIR FARID, M.D., D.T.M. & H.; GENE I. HIGASHI, M.D., SC.D.; SAMIR BASSILY, M.D.; WALTER F. MINER, M.D., M.P.H.
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To the editor: The paper "Glomerulitis in Typhoid Fever" (Ann Intern Med 81:210-213, 1974) and the comment "Immune-Complex Disease in Typhoid Fever" (Ann Intern Med 82:720-721, 1975) are indeed most interesting and important. Few physicians are aware of the occurrence of the nephrotic syndrome in Salmonella infections. Patients with schistosomiasis and chronic Salmonella typhi or Salmonella paratyphi A bacteremia with or without bacteriuria have features so characteristic that they form a distinct syndrome (1, 2) ; in Egypt, some of these patients develop classic nephrotic syndrome. In 1972, we published a report on five such patients and suggested that under
FARID Z, HIGASHI GI, BASSILY S, MINER WF. Immune-Complex Disease in Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fevers. Ann Intern Med. ;83:432. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-3-432_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(3):432.
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