Hyperoxaluria: an underestimated cause of rapidly progressive renal failure

M Tintillier, J M Pochet, D Blackburn, E Delgrange, J E Donckier
Acta Clinica Belgica 2001, 56 (6): 360-3
Hyperoxaluria is rarely considered as a cause of rapidly progressive renal failure. A case is reported of a patient in whom rapidly renal failure developed after subtotal small bowel resection. A diagnosis of calcium oxalate deposits nephropathy was confirmed by renal biopsy. This cause of renal failure may be underestimated and should be systematically searched for in all patients with malabsorption.

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