Lupus Nephritis.

Walter M. Kirkendall, M.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1957;100(5):853-854. doi:10.1001/archinte.1957.00260110169025.
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This monograph is a discussion of one aspect of disseminated lupus erythematosus and originally appeared in the March, 1957, issue of Medicine. The authors attempt to describe in detail the pathological features of lupus as it affects the kidney, to characterize its method of progression in that organ, and to correlate the structural changes in the kidney with ordinary clinical laboratory measurements of renal function. The study represents one of the first major contributions to clinical medicine made by using the technique of renal biopsy.

I was struck by the careful attention to detail in the descriptions of the renal biopsies and the care with which the pathological picture was developed. There are very good pictures of the pathologic lesions and a number of color plates of the same material which add greatly to the descriptions in the text. The correlation of the pathologic material with clinical renal function studies


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