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Idiopathic Hypercalciuria

  • Leslie N. Pyrah


Hypercalciuria is found in some subjects in whom there is no clinical evidence of disease. Various terms have been used to try to define etiological variants relating to hypercalciuria. The term ‘relative hypercalciuria’ was introduced [40] to indicate the variable levels of the urinary calcium following alterations in the concentration of urinary solutes. The terms ‘relative’ and ‘absolute’ hypercalciuria have been used [9] to refer to subdivisions of hypercalciuric patients selected by special techniques designed to estimate the urinary calcium level during a 24 h period. Dietary hypercalciuria depends upon a high intake of calcium.


Parathyroid Gland Phytic Acid Urinary Calcium Renal Stone Serum Calcium Level 
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  • Leslie N. Pyrah
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  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.LeedsGreat Britain

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