Idiopathic hypocitraturic calcium-oxalate nephrolithiasis successfully treated with potassium citrate.

@article{Pak1986IdiopathicHC,
  title={Idiopathic hypocitraturic calcium-oxalate nephrolithiasis successfully treated with potassium citrate.},
  author={Charles Pak and Cindy J. Fuller},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={33-7}
}
The effects of long-term treatment with potassium citrate, 30 to 80 meq/d over 2.13 +/- 0.76 (SD) years, were examined in 37 patients with "idiopathic" hypocitraturic calcium-oxalate nephrolithiasis, in whom the main causes of hypocitraturia (renal tubular acidosis, chronic diarrhea, urinary tract infection, or hypokalemia) were excluded or considered unlikely. Potassium citrate treatment produced a sustained increase in urinary citrate excretion from initially low values (223 to 253 mg/d) to… CONTINUE READING