What is the approach to evaluation of hypercalciuria in children?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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A directed stepwise approach is important in the evaluation of a child with symptoms or a history compatible with hypercalciuria in order to avoid unnecessary expense, exposure to radiation, and patient discomfort. The first task is to document hypercalciuria. Looking for commonly associated urinary findings or problems that can produce similar symptoms is also easy and inexpensive. Consequently, the initial approach to any child with urgency, hematuria, or suspected hypercalciuria should include urinalysis, urinary calcium, creatinine, and uric acid.


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