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Hereditary disorders of oxalate metabolism—the primary hyperoxalurias 

Hereditary disorders of oxalate metabolism—the primary hyperoxalurias

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Hereditary disorders of oxalate metabolism—the primary hyperoxalurias
Author(s):

Christopher J. Danpure

and Dawn S. Milliner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1210

November 28, 2013: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 23 May 2017

Oxalate is an end-product of metabolism with no known useful biological function in humans. Anything that increases the body burden of oxalate, or elevates the concentration of oxalate in the urine, increases the risk of calcium oxalate deposition in the kidney and/or urinary tract, resulting in nephrocalcinosis and/or urinary stones....

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