Etiological Profile of Nephrocalcinosis among Children a cross-sectional study

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Enlenca Dsouza


Introduction: Nephrocalcinosis is a condition that affects a small percentage of children but has the potential to result in chronic kidney disease. This study was designed as a cross-sectional investigation with the purpose of determining the etiological profile of nephrocalcinosis in children.

Methods: The research comprised a total of one hundred young people between the ages of one and eighteen who had previously been diagnosed with nephrocalcinosis. Investigations of the patient's clinical history, physical condition, and test findings were carried out. Imaging procedures such as renal ultrasonography and computed tomography were also conducted during this patient's examination.

Results: According to the findings, the most common cause of nephrocalcinosis in children was found to be hypercalciuria, which accounted for 54% of all cases. In addition to these important causes, RTA (16%), distal RTA (12%), and idiopathic reasons (10%) were also significant contributors. The research also found that 8% of instances were connected to inherited disorders such Bartter syndrome and Dent disease.

Conclusion: This study underscores the necessity for a complete examination and therapy of nephrocalcinosis in children, with a particular emphasis on the identification of underlying aetiologies to prevent the progression to chronic kidney disease.

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Enlenca Dsouza. (2023). Etiological Profile of Nephrocalcinosis among Children a cross-sectional study. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(1), 2375–2379. Retrieved from


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