STEPHEN J. BENNETT, M.D.; T.K.S. RAO, M.D.; ELI A. FRIEDMAN, M.D.
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To the editor: Pardo and associates (1) found no correlation between the presence of glomerular lesions in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and age, sex, race, or ethnicity, nor with homosexuality, intravenous drug use, duration of disease, opportunistic infection, or positive serologic tests for hepatitis B. They found, however, in 36 retrospectively studied patients an increased incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma in 10 of 17 patients with glomerular lesions. Of these 10 patients, 5 had focal segmental glomerulosclerosis as their renal lesion, including 2 patients with Kaposi's sarcoma. By comparison, 6 of the 19 patients with "normal glomeruli" also had
BENNETT SJ, RAO T, FRIEDMAN EA. Renal Disease and the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;102:274–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-2-274_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(2):274-275.
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