Treatment strategies for pediatric idiopathic hypercalciuria

Keith Kwong Lau, Lavjay Butani

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Idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) is a common metabolic disorder in children and is associated with the development of renal calculi, nephrocalcinosis, hematuria and osteopenia. The effect of various dietary modifications and available pharmacologic therapies on reducing urinary calcium excretion and/or urinary supersaturation is discussed in this article. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach involving the patient, their families, and health-care professionals is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-305
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience - Elite
Volume1 E
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 6 2009


  • Bone demineralization
  • Children
  • Dietary modifications
  • Idiopathic hypercalciuria
  • Pharmacological treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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