Urinary tract calculi in Aboriginal children

ArticleinAustralian paediatric journal 25(6):363-5 · January 1990with5 Reads
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1754.1989.tb02358.x · Source: PubMed


    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.