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Hereditary disorders of oxalate metabolism—the primary hyperoxalurias

Christopher J. Danpure and Dawn S. Milliner

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1210

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Hereditary disorders of oxalate metabolism—the primary hyperoxalurias

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Oxalate is an end-product of metabolism with no known useful biological function in humans. Anything that increases the body burden of oxalate, or elevates the concentration of oxalate in the urine, increases the risk of calcium oxalate deposition in the kidney and/or urinary tract, resulting in nephrocalcinosis and/or urinary stones....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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