Urolithiasis pp 651-654 | Cite as

Descriptive Epidemiology of Urolithiasis in Japan

  • O. Yoshida
  • Y. Okada
  • Y. Horii
  • H. Takeuchi

Abstract

The prevalence of urolithiasis in Japan has been steadily increasing since the Second World War, becoming one of the most common benign diseases. Idiopathic calcium urolithiasis in the upper urinary tract is now the most frequent type of urinary calculi since the life style and dietary habits in our country have become Westernized with industrialization. In 1955 (1, 2), 1966 (3), and 1979 (4), our institute conducted nation-wide epidemiological surveys. In this present study, the changing patterns of urolithiasis among the Japanese are analyzed both chronologically and geographically from 1945 to 1987.

Keywords

Calcium Oxalate Urinary Calculus Calcium Stone Uric Acid Stone Cystine Stone 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Yoshida
    • 1
  • Y. Okada
    • 1
  • Y. Horii
    • 1
  • H. Takeuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urology, Faculty of MedicineKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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