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Idiopathic hypercalciuria

Definition

Idiopathic hypercalciuria is the presence of excess calcium in the urine without obvious cause. This condition can lead to kidney stones or osteoporosis.

Alternative Names

Hypercalciuria - idiopathic

References

Rosen C. Osteoporosis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 251.


Review Date: 8/20/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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