I. OBSERVATIONS ON EIGHTY-FOUR PATIENTS
IN THE last ten years a total of 84 patients with nephrosis have been studied at the Children's Hospital, Habana, Cuba. They were classified according to a clinical picture of more or less generalized pitting and recurrent edema, oliguria, albuminuria, hypoproteinemia, hypercholesteremia and high incidence of bacterial infection.Nephrosis is a common disease of early childhood. The majority of patients observed were 2 to 4 years of age, and the youngest was 10 months old. White children definitely predominated, with only a few Negro patients. Slight predominance of boys was also seen (fig. 1).Nephritic symptoms, such as hematuria, hypertension and urea retention, were seen as a group or independently in 83 per cent of patients. In 8 children the onset and subsequent course of illness were without nephritic symptoms. Hematuria, as evaluated by the Addis count of urinary sediment,1 was observed in 79.7
GALAN E. NEPHROSIS IN CHILDREN: I. Observations on Eighty-Four Patients II. Clearance and Saturation Tests. Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(3):328–350. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040338005
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