Proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome induced by renin in patients with renal artery stenosis.

Abstract

Exacerbation of hypertension and a marked excretion of protein in the urine were observed in three patients in the absence of underlying renal parenchymal disease or other causes of proteinuria. Stenosis of a renal artery and hyperreninemia were present in all three patients. Correction of the stenosis by arterial bypass or nephrectomy resulted in a rapid… (More)

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