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Idiopathic Hypercalciuria in Children.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1989;32(6):809-815.
Published online June 30, 1989.
Idiopathic Hypercalciuria in Children.
Kyung Ha Ryu1, Seung Joo Lee1, Keun Lee1, Jae Sun Jung2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, Seoul City Young Dung PO Hospital, Seoul, Korea
소아기의 특발성 고칼슘뇨증
유경하1, 이승주1, 이근1, 정재선2
1이화여자대학교 의과대학 소아과교실
2영등포시립병원 소아과
Received: 6 March 1988   • Accepted: 29 November 1988
Idiopathic hypercalciuria is defined as increased urinary excretion of calcium in normocalcemia without primary cause. It is associated with urinary symptoms, such as hematuria but it occurs without any symptoms too. If left untreated, it may cause kidney stone, dimineralization of bone, or other problem. The incidence of idiopathic hypercalciuria was 3.9% in asymptomatic group compared to 5% in unselected populations in this study. Oral Ca londing test resulted in 7 absorptive type, 2 renal type and 9 normal results. Two cases of renal stone were found and treated. This study emphasize on that idiopathic hypercalciuria should be screened in early childhood to prevent complications.
Key Words: Idiopathic Hypercalciuria

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