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



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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