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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 228-235

Nephrolithiasis: Endocrine evaluation


1 Department of Medicine, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Excel Center, Guwahati, Assam, India
3 Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Manash P Baruah
Department of Endocrinology, Excel Center (Unit of Excel Care Hospitals), Ulubari, Guwahati - 781 007, Assam
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.93740

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Nephrolithias is a common problem in populations around the world, and contribute significantly to the development of end stage renal disease. It is a matter of debate whether the metabolic factors responsible for renal stone formation are similar or variable in different populations around the globe. This review discusses the influence of different metabolic and dietary factor, and some other co-morbid conditions on the etiopathogenesis Nephrolithiasis. Evaluation and medical management of Nephrolithiasis is summarized in the later part of the article.


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