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Urolithiasis pp 275-276 | Cite as

Bacterial Ecology in Struvite Calculogenesis

  • J. C. Nickel

Abstract

The bacteria associated with struvite stones provide for a more etiologically-important part of infection-stone calculogenesis than just providing the alkaline environment required for crystallization.

Keywords

Kidney Stone Proteus Mirabilis Continuous Flow Reactor Stone Matrix Struvite Stone 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Nickel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

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