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Incidence of glomerulonephritis in congenital syphilis.

Authors
  • Sanchez-Bayle, M
  • Ecija, J L
  • Estepa, R
  • Cambronero, M J
  • Martinez, M A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Nephrology
Publisher
Dustri-Verlag Dr. Karl Feistle
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1983
Volume
20
Issue
1
Pages
27–31
Identifiers
PMID: 6224620
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present 5 patients with abnormal urinalysis from a series of 11 infants with congenital syphilis. Three of these 5 patients had a biopsy that demonstrated a membranous glomerulonephritis, and in two cases treponemal antigens were identified in the capillaries of the glomeruli. We suggest that glomerulonephritis with few clinical manifestations is a frequent complication of congenital syphilis and that every patient with congenital syphilis must be studied in order to detect alterations in glomerular function.

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