Hematuria Following Administration of Ethanol

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Science  07 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3784, pp. 72-73
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3784.72


Hematuria, with some erythrocytes also appearing in the urine, was observed in male albino rats given 20 percent and 40 percent ethanol in lieu of drinking water for several weeks. However, the amounts of hemoglobin in the blood of the treated group did not change relative to those of the control group; this finding indicates that the degree of hematuria was not sufficient to produce an anemia.