Hypercalciuria and recurrent urinary tract infections among children in Zahedan, Iran

Simin Sadeghi-Bojd, Mohammad Hashemi
JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association 2008, 58 (11): 624-6

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association of idiopathic urinary tract infection (UTI) and hypercalciuria in Iranian children.

METHODS: Seventy children with episodes of UTI, and 70 healthy controls were studied. Random urine calcium-creatinine ratio (UCa/Cr) and plasma calcium were measured.

RESULTS: Hypercalciuria was found significantly higher (p<0.05) in UTI patients (30%) than normal subjects (11.4%). The results showed that frequency of hypercalciuria is higher in females (42.9%) than males (17.1%).

CONCLUSION: The investigation of urinary calcium excretion in children with recurrent UTI is recommended.

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