INCREASING RECOGNITION has been given in recent years to the association between erythrocytosis and kidney disease. The majority of these renal disorders have been neoplastic. Experimental work suggests the kidney is a site of erythropoietin production. The association of erythrocytosis and the nephrotic syndrome has not been previously described. We recently had the opportunity of studying a patient who had tbe 2 conditions.
Report of a Case
A 23-year-old white male barber was first seen in September, 1959, complaining of swelling of his ankles which began 9 months previously. He also noted swelling about his eyes, especially in the morning, and said his weight had increased from 166 to 186 lb. (75.4-84.5 kg.). His face and hands were ruddy and the mucous membranes were deep red. His blood pressure was 125/90 mm. Hg, pulse 90 beats per minute, and temperature 98.4° F. (36.8° C.). The optic fundi were normal. Respiratory
Emanuel DA, Wenzel FJ. Erythrocytosis Associated with the Nephrotic Syndrome. JAMA. 1962;181(9):788–790. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050350050016
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