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Treatment strategies for pediatric idiopathic hypercalciuria
Keith Kwong Lau1,Lavjay Butani1
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Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis, 2516 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817, USA. keith.lau@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
DOI: 10.2741/E29 Volume 1 Issue 1, pp.299-305
Published: 01 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bones and stones: the saga of idiopathic hypercalciuria in children)
Abstract

Idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) is a common metabolic disorder in children and is associated with the development of renal calculi, nephrocalcinosis, hematuria and osteopenia. The effect of various dietary modifications and available pharmacologic therapies on reducing urinary calcium excretion and/or urinary supersaturation is discussed in this article. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach involving the patient, their families, and health-care professionals is also addressed.

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Keith Kwong Lau, Lavjay Butani. Treatment strategies for pediatric idiopathic hypercalciuria. Frontiers in Bioscience-Elite. 2009. 1(1); 299-305.