Clinical matters

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I know what you’re thinking. How could this little chap be ill? He isn’t, but his mum attended clinic today worried because his urine tasted sweet. Not many mums, however devoted, will taste their child’s urine, so I asked her how she knew it was sweet. “When he pees on the floor, the ants all come to drink it,” she said. Reasonable deduction, so we tested his urine which came in the pop bottle. No sugar found on dipstick. But if mum hasn’t washed out the pop bottle properly, some residual sugar from the drink might have turned the test positive. I tried to make a joke, “Maybe the ants at your house are just very thirsty,” but somehow this got lost in translation.

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