Monographic Medicine; Differential Diagnosis of Internal Diseases, by M. H. Fussell Volume 5

Monographic Medicine; Differential Diagnosis of Internal Diseases, by M. H. Fussell Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... acid, Urates by heating the urine, and Bacteria can be discovered by the microscope. In Lipuria fat drops can be seen in the urine, and the patient is the subject of serious condition--fatty stage of chronic nephritis, phosphorus poisoning, etc. 12. Lithuria Definition.--Lithuria is the presence of unusually large amounts of uric acid or urates in the urine. Diagnosis.--It may be apparent to the naked eye by the "brickdust" deposit seen in the urine, or deposits of a granular red mass. The color when the deposit is due to urates and not to uric acid varies from a white to a pinkish color. It may be mistaken for Pus, or for a deposit of Phosphates, but examination with the microscope will show that in pus there is a presence of leukocytes, while in lithuria either uric acid or urates can be seen through the microscope (Plate 3, Fig. 4). Chemically the conditions may be distinguished by the fact that urates disappear upon heating the urine, while both phosphates and pus will cause the urine to become cloudy on heating. The cloud which occurs when phosphatic urine is heated will disappear upon the addition of acid; acid has no effect on the urates. Acid applied to a cloudy urine due to pus will probably cause it to become more intensely cloudy. Mucus and Epithelial Cells can be distinguished by the microscope. 13. Phosphaturia Phosphaturia can be diagnosed by the appearance of urine which is cloudy when voided and which becomes clear on the addition of acid, or which is clear at the time of passing, becoming cloudy upon heating. Such urine usually deposits crystals of the triple or amorphous urates upon standing (Plate 3, Fig. 4). It is usually alkaline in reaction. Differentiation.--Albuminuria does not show a cloud in unbeated urine....show more

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  • Paperback | 364 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236574459