What is included in long-term monitoring 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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Children with hypercalciuria should be followed at regular intervals by a pediatric nephrologist. Twenty-four–hour urine collections for calcium clearance should be monitored at 6-month intervals. Growth parameters should be followed in all children, and bone mineralization should be measured if less than the DRI of calcium is consumed. Serum electrolytes, uric acid, and lipid panels should be monitored in children on thiazide therapy.


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