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Urolithiasis pp 303-305 | Cite as

Laxative Abuse as a Cause for Ammonium-Urate Renal Calculi

  • W. H. Dick
  • J. E. Lingeman
  • G. M. Preminger
  • L. H. Smith
  • D. M. Wilson
  • W. L. Shirrell

Abstract

A patient with laxative abuse had four pure ammonium-urate renal calculi over a period of three years. In order to identify common chemical abnormalities and determine the pathophysiology of this type of calculus, studies were performed on this patient and eight others, all female, who had 50% or more ammonium urate in a stone.

Keywords

Urinary Calculus Bladder Stone Intracellular Acidosis Urinary Tract Infec Sterile Urine 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. H. Dick
    • 1
  • J. E. Lingeman
    • 1
  • G. M. Preminger
    • 2
  • L. H. Smith
    • 3
  • D. M. Wilson
    • 3
  • W. L. Shirrell
    • 1
  1. 1.Methodist Hospital of IndianaIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  3. 3.Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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