PETER V. TISHLER, M.D.
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To the editor: The recent paper by O'Neill, Atkin, and Bloomer, "Hereditary Nephritis: A Re-examination of its Clinical and Genetic Features" (Ann Intern Med 88:176-182, 1978) deserves wide reading, because hereditary nephritis is not an uncommon cause of life-threatening renal disease, particularly in males. Unfortunately, this syndrome is not widely known, and the diagnosis frequently may be missed as a result. Moreover, except for the electron microscopic examination of renal biopsy specimens, the diagnostic criteria advanced by these authors and by others (1) are not pathognomonic for this syndrome. Thus even the tuned-in physician's suspicion of hereditary nephritis may not
TISHLER PV. Hereditary Nephritis. Ann Intern Med. ;89:285–286. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-2-285_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(2):285-286.
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