Evaluation of histologic changes in the urinary tract of hypercalciuric rats

Akil I., Kavukcu S., Inan S., Yilmaz O., ATİLLA P., İŞLEKEL G. H., ...More

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY, vol.21, no.11, pp.1681-1689, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00467-006-0216-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1681-1689
  • Keywords: hypercalciuria, normocalcemic hypercalciuria, uroepithelium, bladder, ureter, rat, IDIOPATHIC HYPERCALCIURIA, INFECTION, CHILDREN, CHILDHOOD, CRYSTALS, CELLS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Idiopathic hypercalciuria (IH) has been speculated to have a predisposing role in the development of urinary tract infection (UTI), due to the uroepithelial cell damage it leads to. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of hypercalciuria on the bladder, ureters, and kidneys in rats with experimentally induced hypercalciuria.