The results of examination of the urine from 263 recruits from the armed forces in the German Federal Republic are reported. The examinations were undertaken before and after a march of 20 km. In 7 cases (2.7%) a microhematuria was observed after the march without being associated with any pathological changes in the region of the kidneys and urinary tract that could be demonstrated by urological investigation (clinical, roentgenological and laboratory testing). At control examination after a run of 5000 m microhematuria could be demonstrated in only 4 cases. The discussion suggests that the reason for this difference may be found in the fact that only long term physical exertion can lead to erythrocytic diapedesis and that therefore the time factor plays an important role in exposure to physical stress.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1976|
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