Pathophysiology and diagnosis of nephrocalcinosis

Fuster, Daniel Guido (2007). Pathophysiology and diagnosis of nephrocalcinosis. Therapeutische Umschau, 64(5), pp. 287-290. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930.64.5.287

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Nephrocalcinosis is the result of a myriad of hereditary or acquired diseases in the calcium, phosphate or oxalate metabolism that lead to deposition of calcium containing precipitates within the kidney. Nephrocalcinosis and nephrolithiasis are pathophysiologically tightly related and often co-exist. In the case of recurrent nephrolithiasis, nephrocalcinosis has to be excluded. Stone analysis can yield important clues to the underlying disease process. The best way to diagnose nephrocalcinosis and an accompanying nephrolithiasis is by native computer tomography scans. Untreated, nephrocalcinosis will lead to a progressive decline in renal function and eventually to end stage renal disease. Thus, for each case, the underlying disease process has to be determined and a causative therapy initiated.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Nephrology and Hypertension

UniBE Contributor:

Fuster, Daniel Guido

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0040-5930

ISBN:

17685089

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

20 Jan 2016 07:33

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930.64.5.287

PubMed ID:

17685089

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.23037

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23037 (FactScience: 38678)

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