Erythrocytosis Associated With the Nephrotic Syndrome

Robert Sonneborn, Guido O. Perez, Murray Epstein, Orlando Martelo, Victoriano Pardo

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A 23-year-old man had true erythrocytosis and the nephrotic syndrome. A renal biopsy specimen showed focal sclerosing glomerulonephritis and nephrosclerosis. Both serum and urinary erythropoietin levels were increased, and plasma renin activity was in the high normal range. The association of erythrocytosis and glomerulonephritis with the nephrotic syndrome is reviewed, and the uniqueness of this association is proposed. Finally, a dissociation between these hormones was demonstrated using water immersion to the neck as a suppressive maneuver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1068-1072
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of internal medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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