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Mechanism of Idiopathic Hypercalciuria: A Search for a Unifying Hypothesis

  • Philippe Jaeger


Although 35 years have passed since Albright et al. (1) first defined the syndrome called idiopathic hypercalciuria, the cause of the disorder(s) remains a matter of debate. The present report is an attempt to develop a unifying concept integrating the characteristics of ‘renal’ and ‘absorptive’ hypercalciuria.


Fractional Excretion Renal Stone Urinary Calcium Excretion Idiopathic Hypercalciuria Intravenous Pyelogram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe Jaeger
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  1. 1.Policlinic of MedicineUniversity HospitalBerneSwitzerland

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