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March 17, 1900

FREQUENCY OF URETHRAL FILAMENTS IN URINE OF MEN.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(11):695. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460110055017
Abstract

The presence of filaments or threads in the urine has long been looked on as indicative of the existence of chronic gonorrhea in men, although it is a matter of dispute whether they are related to the intensity of the morbid process. By some, it is believed that so long as these structures are present, recrudescence is possible, and treatment should accordingly be directed toward their disappearance; while others consider them only as the evidence of a residual urethritis, so long as gonoccocci can not be demonstrated. Assuming that purulent flocculi persist for a varying time after an attack of gonorrhea, Brauser1 made careful examinations of the urine in 300 patients admitted to a purely medical service, with the object of determining the frequency with which gonorrhea in men occurred in the community. The patients were between 60 and 70 years of age, and none was included in whom

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