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Urine and Serum Potassium in Patients With Recurrent Calcium Urolithiasis (RCU) — Results of a Pilot Study

  • G. Ploss
  • P. O. Schwille
  • A. Sigel
Conference paper

Abstract

Potassium metabolism in RCU has received little attention by stone researchers1, despite the fact that potassium forms soluble complexes with oxalate2, and is a key substance in renal acid-base and citrate regulation. In RCU, hypocitraturia and renal tubular acidosis-like hyperbicarbonateuria are well-documented3,4 along with a tendency toward hypokalemia3.

Keywords

Potassium Excretion Idiopathic Hypercalciuria Fasting Urine Patient Kidney Stone Potassium Metabolism 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ploss
    • 1
  • P. O. Schwille
    • 1
  • A. Sigel
    • 1
  1. 1.Mineral Metabolism and Endocrine Research Laboratory Depts. of Surgery and UrologyUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany

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