J. Q. Stauffer, M.D.; M. H. Humphreys, M.D.; G. J. Weir, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Patients with regional enteritis and resection of the terminal ileum have an increased incidence of urolithiasis; some of these patients also have elevated rates of urinary oxalate excretion. This increased excretion is thought to be related to the abnormal bile salt metabolism that occurs in this disease. We have studied 10 patients with regional enteritis. Group A consisted of five patients with minimal or no resection of terminal ileum (mean, 9.5 cm). Group B consisted of five patients who had resections of terminal ileum ranging from 30 to 150 cm (mean, 65 cm); one of these patients also had calcium-containing
Stauffer JQ, Humphreys MH, Weir GJ. Treatment of Hyperoxaluria with Cholestyramine in Patients with Regional Enteritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:818. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-818_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):818.
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