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August 1947

EARLY AMYLOID NEPHROSIS IN COMPLICATED TRAUMAS OF THE BONE SUSTAINED DURING WAR

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1947;80(2):165-174. doi:10.1001/archinte.1947.00220140021002
Abstract

THE PROBLEM of the interrelation of the osseous and renal changes has long been known. More than twenty years prior to the writing of this paper, Barber1 described a retardation of growth in children who have suffered for a long time from chronic nephritis or hydronephrotic atrophy of the kidneys. This retardation of growth may be associated with deformities of the bone and has been called "renal dwarfism" by the aforementioned author. Other authors use the terms renal infantilism, renal nanism or renal rickets for this disease (Shipley2 and his co-workers, Lathrop,2 Schoenthal and Burpee3 and others). Investigations of Parsons2 indicate that in renal infantilism there is a considerably extended rarefaction of the bones, observed roentgenologically. Fishberg4 considered the term "renal rickets" a misnomer, as histologic osseous changes in this disease are much more closely related to those of hyperparathyroidism than to those of rickets. Moreover, his observations

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