oa South African Medical Journal - The treatment of renal calculi, with special reference to their solution by the aid of diet and drugs

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



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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