Bone mineral density and histology in distal renal tubular acidosis.

  title={Bone mineral density and histology in distal renal tubular acidosis.},
  author={Somnuek Domrongkitchaiporn and C Pongsakul and Wasana Stitchantrakul and Vorachai Sirikulchayanonta and Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul and Piyanuch Radinahamed and Patcharee Karnsombut and N Kunkitti and C Ruang-raksa and Rajata Rajatanavin},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={59 3},
BACKGROUND Chronic metabolic acidosis in distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of enhanced bone resorption and osteopenia, resulting in a loss of bone mineral content. However, histomorphometric and bone densitometric studies of patients who suffered from long-standing distal RTA have rarely been done. METHODS A cross-sectional study to determine the alterations of bone mineral density (BMD) and histology was done in 14 nonazotemic RTA patients (11… CONTINUE READING


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