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July 2, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(1):21-22. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420010027005

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In a recent number of Public Health, Mr. Austin Williams, of Liverpool, reports a case of filaria sanguinis hominis, occurring in that city. About one year ago, an adult male noticed that his early morning urination was followed by a few drops of blood mingled with, or suspended in a jelly-like mass. After a few negative examinations with the microscope had been made, the suspected filaria was discovered. This chyluria has continued until the time of report. Hæmaturia of a severe character has also occurred, the blood appearing most copiously in the morning. This attack subsided after a time, and then the patient's condition relapsed to his usual state of passing a drop or two of blood, with chylous urine, on rising in the morning. The man has never been out of England, nor very far away from Liverpool. Mr. Williams knows of no other possible way in which his

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