Idiopathic hypercalciuria

Definition

Idiopathic hypercalciuria is the presence of excess calcium in the urine without obvious cause. This condition can lead to kidney stones or osteoporosis.

Alternative Names

Hypercalciuria - idiopathic

Figures

Male urinary system

References

Rosen C. Osteoporosis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 251.

Revision

Last reviewed 8/3/2013 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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