Urinary tract calculi in aboriginal children

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Adelaide Children's Hospital, South Australia.
Australian paediatric journal 01/1990; 25(6):363-5. DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1989.tb02358.x
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Forty-three Aboriginal children with urinary tract calculi are reviewed. There was a preponderance of male children and the majority presented early in life with urinary tract infection. Associated gastrointestinal and other problems were also common. The calculi caused considerable morbidity: 34 major surgical procedures were undertaken and three kidneys were lost.

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