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January 16, 1978

Hematuria Associated With Soda Pop Drinking

Author Affiliations

Wichita, Kan

JAMA. 1978;239(3):193. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280300025011

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To the Editor.—  The summer of 1963 was hot in Kansas and everyone was thirsty. In July 1963 a 63-year-old man was seen with hematuria. Initially, no cultures were taken, and he was treated with a sulfa preparation. He made no improvement, and gross hematuria continued for the next ten days. He was hospitalized, and a complete urological workup was done, including urine culture, cystoscopy with retrograde pyelogram, and individual cultures from each ureter. Workup results were completely normal. On the third day of his hospitalization, the hematuria stopped, and there was no further hematuria for the next several days.A few days later an 18-year-old was seen with gross hematuria. He was not treated but was immediately hospitalized for the complete urological workup, the results were also within normal limits. Hematuria stopped on the third day of hospitalization.Both of these patients were released to return to work on