Urolithiasis pp 269-273 | Cite as

Renal Infections and Stones

  • D. P. Griffith
  • M. J. Gleeson


Infection-induced calculi form as a consequence of urinary infection with urease-producing bacteria. These calculi which represent 15–20% of all renal calculi are composed of struvite (MgNH4PO4 · 6H2O) alone or in combination with carbonate apatite (Ca10(PO4)6 · CO3).


Shockwave Lithotripsy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy Renal Calculus Urinary Acidification Ureaplasma Urealyticum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Griffith
    • 1
  • M. J. Gleeson
    • 1
  1. 1.Scott Department of UrologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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