Urinary calculous disease in south-eastern Nigeria.

  title={Urinary calculous disease in south-eastern Nigeria.},
  author={Paul D Ekwere},
  journal={African journal of medicine and medical sciences},
  volume={24 3},
  • Paul D Ekwere
  • Published 1995 in African journal of medicine and medical sciences
Prospective observations are reported on 96 South Eastern Nigerians with urinary calculi, during a five year period. An overall hospital incidence of 19.1 per 100,000, and male: female ratio of 2.7:1, were obtained. There were 79% upper-urinary tract stones and 21% lower-tract stones. Thirty-two per cent of the patients were idiopathic stone formers. Other associated aetiologic factors include obstructive uropathy (29%), UTI (30%) prolonged catheterisation (9%), hyperuricaemia (6%), foreign… CONTINUE READING