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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 9, Issue 2, December 2013 pp 189-190
Study of Serum Calcium, Phosphorus and Uric Acid Levels in Patients of Urinary Calculi
Dhananjay V. Bhale*, Manjusha D. Hivre**, Roshan K. Mahat***, Ashlesha A. Bujurge***
*Professor and HOD, **Asst. Professor, ***PG Students, Department of Biochemistry
MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.
Background: Urolithiasis is a common clinical disorder affecting large amount of population worldwide. About 10% of people will experience nephrolithiasis in their lifetime and about 50 - 70% of those will have recurrences. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify the level of calcium, phosphorus and uric acid in the blood of patients with urinary stones. Methods: This study was conducted over a period of six months (From March to August 2013). It is a descriptive cross sectional study. Serum calcium, phosphorus and uric acid levels were determined with the help of Dimension RxL fully auto analyzer using the kits supplied by Siemens. Data was collected from 30 cases and 30 controls. Results: The prevalence of urolithiasis in male patients was 63.3% and 36.7% in female patients (p<0.05). Serum calcium in patients and control was 8.1±1.1 and 7.6±1.6 (p<0.01) respectively. Serum phosphorus and uric acid in both groups were statistically not significant (p value 0.270 and 0.610 respectively). Conclusion: Higher level of calcium in serum was found in patients with urolithiasis in our population. Serum phosphorus and uric acid level in blood serum was not different in the both groups.