ALLEN J. DENNIS Jr., M.D.; JAMES B. HUDSON, M.D.; ARTHUR L. HUMPHRIES, M.D.; GAUTAM DASGUPTA, M.B.B.S.; CHARLES H. WRAY, M.D.
Severe peripheral vascular insufficiency is a rare complication of oxalosis (primary hyperoxaluria) (1), but when it is present its effects can be devastating (2-4). Although it may be self-limited (5), no successful therapy has been reported.
A 32-year-old housewife was admitted to the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital because of uremia secondary to oxalosis.
The patient's brother had died 16 years previously with uremia due to oxalosis. She was found to have an elevated urinary oxalate excretion of 101 mg/24 h (normal range 15 to 49 mg/24 h). Her parents were cousins.
She passed her first kidney stone at the age
ALLEN J. DENNIS, JAMES B. HUDSON, ARTHUR L. HUMPHRIES, GAUTAM DASGUPTA, CHARLES H. WRAY. Nitroglycerin as a Remedy for Peripheral Vascular Insufficiency Associated with Oxalosis. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:799–800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-6-799
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