This paper is the first in a new Clinical Feature Series that will be
a regular feature in future issues of The Yale Journal of Biology and
Medicine. Papers in the series will focus on cases and disease process
es of general interest to the practicing clinician, with the goal bein
g to present the perspectives of expert clinicians regarding the accur
ate diagnosis and effective treatment of the diseases being discussed.
The following case was presented at Medical Grand Rounds at the Yale-
New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine by John P. Hayslett
, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) with accompanying analysis of pat
hological specimens by Dr. Hugh Carey, a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Pa
thology staff. The patient whose case is presented was also present to
describe her experience with the illness and the course of treatment.