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May 25, 1912

Relation of Albuminuria to Indicanuria

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(21):1621-1622. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050295024

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I note in The Journal (March 2, 1912, p. 633), Dr. Israel Bram's comments on the paucity of comparative data on the frequency of occurrence of albumin and indican in the urine.Being curious to know how my results compare with those given by Dr. Bram, I have tabulated the results of 145 consecutive tests showing albumin or indican as taken from the records of this laboratory. The following are the results:Albumin. Indican. No.Considerable.............None............... 42Considerable.............Traces.............. 1Considerable.............Considerable......... 1Traces..................Considerable......... 4Traces..................Traces.............. 11Traces..................None............... 69None....................Considerable......... 5None....................Traces.............. 12Total number of examinations............145No. Per Cent.Albumin but no indican........ 111 76.55Albumin and indican............ 17 11.72Indican but no albumin......... 17 11.72Total with albumin............. 128 88.27Total with indican............ 34 23.44The above figures show that two out of every fifteen containing albumin also contain indican while, on the other hand, we find

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