Home About us Current issue Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
  
Advanced search 
 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 695 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 


 
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Table of Contents   
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 673-677
Hypercalciuria in children with urinary tract symptoms


1 Nephro-urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, State University of New York (downstate), New York, USA

Correspondence Address:
M H Fallahzadeh
Shiraz Nephro-urology Research Center, Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz
Iran
Login to access the Email id


PMID: 20587871

Rights and Permissions

We performed this prospective study to determine the urinary calcium to creatinine ratio (Ca/Cr) in children with different urinary symptoms. We studied 523 children in our neph­rology clinic with an age range of 3 to 14 years (mean= 8) and male to female ratio of 0.61. All the children had at least one of the urinary tract symptoms (dysuria, frequency, urgency, abdo­minal and/or flank pain, diurnal incontinence or enuresis), microscopic hematuria, urinary tract infection or urolithiasis. Fasting urine was collected for measuring calcium and creatinine and the results were compared to the values for the normal Iranian children. Ca/Cr ratio of more than 0.2 (mg/mg) was considered as hypercalciuria. Of all the patients, 166 (31.3%) were hypercalciuric. Urine Ca/Cr ratio was significantly higher in all the subgroups with one or more of the urinary symptoms (P< 0.001). We conclude that urine Ca/Cr ratio is significantly increased in children with all types of urinary symptoms. We recommend measuring urinary calcium in all children with urinary tract symptoms, especially if unexplained.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article  Email this article
    

  Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Citation Manager
  Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3837    
    Printed88    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded690    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal