Acute hemorrhagic nephritis, which commonly follows scarlet fever and other forms of acute streptococcus angina, is a disease of serious prognosis, for it not infrequently leaves behind it a more or less severely damaged kidney in which all the glomeruli present evidences of a diffuse injury. As a result, the acute nephritis may gradually progress to a chronic diffuse nephritis involving the glomeruli, the tubules and interstitial tissue.
In contradistinction to this well known type of acute hemorrhagic nephritis there occurs a benign form with which most clinicians are as yet unacquainted. Attention was first seriously called to its existence by the German clinicians Scheidemandel1 and Volhard,2 but in the English and American literature nothing more than extremely casual references have come to my notice.
I have had the fortunate opportunity of studying fourteen cases of this benign type during the last five years. Briefly summarized, the disease
BAEHR G. A BENIGN AND CURABLE FORM OF HEMORRHAGIC NEPHRITIS. JAMA. 1926;86(14):1001–1004. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670400011006
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.