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We will first consider the symptoms to which a tuberculosis of the kidney may give rise. There are two stages to be considered, viz.: The initial stage and the stage of full development, but before discussing these, I will say a few words regarding acute renal tuberculosis, which is not a clinical disease.It is an accident occurring during the progress of a general infection, and the symptoms of the renal lesion are hidden by those of the lungs, pleura, etc., produced by acute tuberculosis. Two symptoms indicate that the affection has attacked the urinary gland; these are hematuria, be it repeated or simply occurring once, and albuminuria, although this symptom has less importance because it is common in all infectious diseases.We now come to the symptoms of chronic tuberculosis of the kidney, which are more complete. In the initial stage it may be said that the
CUMSTON CG. LECTURES ON TUBERCULOSIS OF THE KIDNEY.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(11):583-587. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440630009001d