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October 15, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(16):932. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450160054006

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Hematuria may occur in disease of any portion of the genito-urinary tract. It is usually considered that the farther removed the lesion from the meatus, the more intimately mixed the blood and urine, When renal affections are causative, then we meet with the best type of an intimately mixed fluid of blood and urine. While local conditions of the kidneys, as stone, new growth, parasites are responsible for many cases of what might be called renal hematuria, general pathologic systemic conditions must frequently be held to account. Such conditions as the latter occur in the various acute infections, in the anemias, in the hemorrhagic diathesis. Putting aside for the present the consideration of the above causes, there still remains a large number occurring for the most part in chronic rheumatic affections, in gout and in atheroma. This hematuria is explained by Musser as due to trauma. We know that in

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