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The brownish discoloration of the mucosa of the urinary tract which is present in 10–42% of the patients with chronic abuse of analgesics containing phenacetin is, like the discoloration of liver, skin and cartilage, due to lipids similar in type to those in the lipid component of lipofuscin.
Between 1978-1890 the incidence of analgesic (phenacetin) abuse in autopsies of adult inhabitants of Basle was 3.87%. Only 2.3% of these were known abusers. The incidence of abuse varied considerably in different age groups, with a maximum of 16% in women in the age group 50-59 years. The sex distribution was male/female 1:1.93. It can therefore be assumed… (More)
From 1965 to 1981, 9 out of 346 patients treated by chronic hemodialysis or kidney transplants had tumours of the lower urinary tract. All the tumour patients belonged to the analgesic abusers group (n = 87). The frequency of urinary tract tumours in this analgesic abusers group does not differ from the frequency in analgesic abusers in general (about 10%).… (More)