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J Clin Pathol. 2000 Sep;53(9):720-1.

Small intestinal infarction: a fatal complication of systemic oxalosis.

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Laboratory Medicine Academic Group, University of Manchester, Oxford, UK.

Abstract

Primary hyperoxaluria is a rare genetic disorder characterised by calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis and nephrocalcinosis leading to renal failure, often with extra-renal oxalate deposition (systemic oxalosis). Although ischaemic complications of crystal deposition in vessel walls are well recognised clinically, these usually take the form of peripheral limb or cutaneous ischaemia. This paper documents the first reported case of fatal intestinal infarction in a 49 year old woman with systemic oxalosis and advocates its consideration in the differential diagnosis of an acute abdomen in such patients.

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11041066
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PMC1731238
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