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August 8, 1903

ALBUMINURIA IN DIABETES MELLITUS.ITS IMPORTANCE AS A FACTOR IN THE CAUSATION OF DIABETIC COMA.

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Professor of Medicine, Post-Graduate Medical School. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(6):354-358. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04480030006002
Abstract

Among the secondary tissue degenerations which result from diabetes none is so frequent as lesional changes in the kidneys. No extensive autopsy reports are at hand to establish the relative frequency of renal changes in diabetes, but such as are forthcoming demonstrate in a striking manner the association. Thus out of Griesinger's 64 autopsies, renal alterations were found in 32. In the main, the changes were degenerative in character, either fatty or hyperplasic. Seegen found such changes in 20 out of 30 cases brought to autopsy, and Dickinson in 25 out of 27. No special form of renal defect in diabetes can as yet be looked on as typical, the changes being variable in kind and degree, although almost always present. The form which they assume will depend on the duration and intensity of the irritation, to which the renal gland structure is subjected. As the toxemia differs very greatly

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