Acute renal failure due to obstructive uric acid stones associated with acute gastroenteritis
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The development of acute renal failure (ARF) in young children with acute gastroenteritis can lead to a presumptive diagnosis of pre-renal azotemia resulting from diarrheal dehydration. Recently, however, several cases of children with acute post-renal failure due to bilateral obstructive uric acid stones associated with acute gastroenteritis have been reported in Japan . We have also encountered three similar cases in which the serum uric acid concentration was in the lower end of the normal range and fractional excretion of uric acid (FEUA) increased after the patients had recovered.
KeywordsUric Acid Acute Gastroenteritis Residual Stone Serum Uric Acid Concentration Mild Dehydration
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