It is my object to present in this paper the pathologic-anatomic changes in a case of lipoid nephrosis which furnishes a valuable contribution not only to the question of the terminal stage of this disease but also to other questions. When speaking of lipoid "nephrosis," I am fully conscious of the inadequacy of this term. Aschoff1 was right to deduce that this term is incorrect and should be replaced by lipoid "nephrodystrophia" or "nephropathia." If here, nevertheless, the term "nephrosis" is used, it is done not only because it is generally accepted by the clinicians, but especially because it is not proved whether this disease is of a purely degenerative nature, as is supposed by Volhard and Fahr2 and Munk,3 or whether it is an inflammation to begin with, as is believed by Aschoff,4 Schlayer5 and Bohnenkamp.6 Aschoff supported his opinion mainly by the fact that in all slides of
EHRICH W. LIPOID NEPHROSIS OF UNUSUAL DURATION: II. PATHOLOGIC-ANATOMIC REPORT. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(5):749–759. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140110105009
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