Hemorrhage in Bright's Disease.

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Manifestations of tendency to hemorrhage occurring in connection with Bright's disease include epistaxis, purpura, metrorrhagia, hemoptysis, hematemesis, hematuria and bleeding into the brain, eye and ear. In a few cases, hemorrhage has occurred from multiple sources, indicating a true hemorrhagic diathesis.

The author favors the view that the nephritis is the cause of the tendency to hemorrhage, most probably by toxic influence, possibly aided by arterial disease and hypertension. The prognosis in these hemorrhagic cases is unfavorable.— Amer. Jour. Med. Sc.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.