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The myeloma kidney is characterized by casts in the distal and collecting tubules. The glomeruli are hardly affected unless amyloidosis is present. When the glomeruli are involved, the proteinuria is nonselective and, in some cases, the whole paraprotein is excreted in the urine. Nephrocalcinosis may be present and focal myeloma cell infiltration in the(More)
We attempted to identify all cases with polymyositis and/or dermatomyositis (PM-DM) admitted to hospitals in Israel during 1960-76. The diagnosis of PM-DM was retrospectively confirmed in 86 Jewish patients. The age-adjusted incidence rates increased from 1.30 in 1960-64 to 2.57 in 1970-74, with an overall incidence of 2.18 new cases diagnosed annually per(More)
An effort was made to identify all patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM) admitted to hospitals in Israel from 1956-1976. The diagnosis of PM/DM was retrospectively reviewed in 92 (46 definite, 26 probable, and 20 possible) cases. The most common complaints and physical findings in the course of the disease were muscle weakness (86 patients),(More)