A Child with Atypical Celiac Disease and Recurrent Urolithiasis

Authors

  • Eric L Yarnell Northwest Naturopathic Urology and Bastyr University, Seattle, WA, USA

Abstract

A young boy with prior constipation developed recurrent severe calcium phosphate kidney calculi, sometimes sufficient to cause acute kidney failure and hydronephrosis. After several major surgeries, food allergies were determined by serum immunoglobulin E testing, and when he finally went on a gluten-free diet, he stopped forming calculi and has had no surgeries related to kidney calculi since. Hyperoxaluria was not identified in this child by 24-hour urine analysis, unlike most other reports of kidney calculus formation in individuals with gluten intolerance.

Author Biography

  • Eric L Yarnell, Northwest Naturopathic Urology and Bastyr University, Seattle, WA, USA

    Northwest Naturopathic Urology, Medical Director

    Bastyr University, Department of Botanical Medicine, Associate Professor

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Published

2012-03-02

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CASE REPORT | Kidney Diseases