Renal stone disease in different racial groups

Jamsheer J. Talati, Naveed Haroon

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A study of racial differences in stone type and metabolic abnormalities over time suggests a convergence to a common pattern across the world. This conclusion is supported by studies of individuals of different races who cross over into another geographical and cultural milieu. Nevertheless, gender differences do exist, and some distinctive geographical differences in idiopathic stone patterns remain. The relative in fl uence of genetic and environmental factors in the genesis of stone remains unknown, but appears to favor the hypothesis that the apparent racial differences arise from environmental and dietary in fl uences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrolithiasis
Subtitle of host publicationBasic Science and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781447143871
ISBN (Print)9781447143833
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • African
  • Gender differences
  • Metabolic abnormalities
  • Racial differences
  • Stone composition
  • Urolithiasis


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