A vague and obsolete term for disease of the kidneys - acute or chronic. Usually refers to nonsuppurative inflammatory or degenerative kidney diseases characterized by proteinuria and hematuria and sometimes by oedema, hypertension, and nitrogen retention. Prevalent in males; onset at any age; highest incidence between 3 and 7 years of age.
- R. Bright:
Cases and observation, illustrative of renal disease accompanied with the secretion of albuminous urine.
Guy’s Hospital Reports, London, 1836, 1: 338-400.
Guy’s Hospital Reports, London, 1840, 5: 101-161.
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