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J Pediatr. 2015 Nov;167(5):1155-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.08.029. Epub 2015 Sep 15.

Hyperoxaluria and Genitourinary Disorders in Children Ingesting Almond Milk Products.

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1
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. Electronic address: ellisd@chp.edu.
2
Department of Clinical Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA.

Abstract

We describe 3 children presenting with hematuria, dysuria or kidney stones, and hyperoxaluria believed to be related to ingestion of excessive amounts of almond milk products. Our investigation of the oxalate content of several popular plant-based milk substitutes indicates that almond milk products are a particularly rich source of dietary oxalate. All genitourinary and urinary metabolic disturbances resolved after discontinuation of almond milk ingestion. Therefore, pediatricians should be aware of this potential link.

PMID:
26382627
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.08.029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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