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Low Urinary Magnesium/Calcium Ratio Due to Increased Urinary Calcium Excretion in Essential Hypertension

  • M. Cirillo
  • P. Strazzullo
  • A. Siani
  • P. L. Mattioli
  • R. Giannattasio
  • V. Nunziata

Abstract

A statistically significant association between blood pressure and frequency of kidney stone disease was reported many years ago1. More recently a mild degree of hypercalciuria has been described in patients with arterial hypertension2,3. Furthermore, a renal calcium leak as well as a high incidence of kidney stones has been found in the rat with genetic hypertension4,5. In the present paper we report on the urinary excretion of calcium and the urinary Mg/Ca ratio as potential risk factors for kidney stone disease in patients with hypertension.

Keywords

Kidney Stone Urinary Calcium Excretion Hypertensive Group Kidney Stone Disease Genetic Hypertension4 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Cirillo
    • 1
  • P. Strazzullo
    • 1
  • A. Siani
    • 1
  • P. L. Mattioli
    • 1
  • R. Giannattasio
    • 1
  • V. Nunziata
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica Medica II, 2nd Medical SchoolUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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