Hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis in cystic fibrosis patients


Ozcelik U. , Besbas N. , Gocmen A., Akata D., Akhan O., Ozguc M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.1, pp.22-27, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.22-27

Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of nephrocalcinosis and hypercalciuria in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, and to search possible causes of this phenomenon. Forty-three CF children (24 boys, 19 girls; mean age 64.9 months, range 5 months-18 years) were included in this study. Plasma sodium, potassium, chloride, BUN, creatinine, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, alkaline phosphatase; spot urine sodium, potassium, chloride, creatinine, calcium, magnesium; and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D levels were measured in all patients. Urine samples were examined for microscopic hematuria. Fractional sodium, potassium, chloride excretion and estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were calculated. All patients underwent renal ultrasonography.