oa South African Medical Journal - The treatment of renal calculi, with special reference to their solution by the aid of diet and drugs
|Article Title||The treatment of renal calculi, with special reference to their solution by the aid of diet and drugs|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Feb 1938|
|Pages||127 - 131|
|Keyword(s)||Calculi, Diet, Drugs, Kidney stones, Renal and Ureteral|
The true etiology of the formation of kidney stones is, as yet, not definitely known. We do know that they are the precipitation of urinary salts from the super-saturated solution (urine), in which they are held in colloidal suspension. A case is reported in which a recurrent alkaline earth kidney stone, in the presence of a B. proteus infection, has disintegrated and passed spontaneously with the aid of an acid ash diet, acid medication and vitamin ""A"" administration.
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