Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: March | Volume: 7 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 96-99
Study of Serum Calcium, Phosphorous and Uric Acid Levels in Patients of Urolithiasis: Study on Rural Population of Maharashtra
Avinash M. Mane1, Tanvi Deshpande2, Sujata S. Kumbhar3, Vijay S. Bonde4
1Assistant Professor, 3Associate Professor, 4Tutor,
Department of Pathology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra.
2III year MBBS Student, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra.
Corresponding Author: Vijay S. Bonde
Urolithiasis is a common clinical disorder marked by kidney stones. The formation of stones in the urinary tract i.e. urolithiasis stems from a wide range of disorders affecting large number of population worldwide. So, this study was undertaken to determine the levels of Calcium, Phosphorous and Uric acid in the serum of patients of urolithiasis to prove any association amongst them. This prospective study was carried out over a period of 2 months where quantitative methods were used. The total number of individuals included in our study was 80. These individuals were divided into 2 groups of 40 each (cases and controls respectively). Urinary calculi were more prevalent in 22 to 35 years of age. By applying test of significance for serum Calcium, Phosphorous and Uric Acid levels in comparison with that of controls P value for Serum Calcium was 0.011, that of serum Phosphorous and Uric Acid was 0.631 and 0.715. None of our patients with urolithiasis had abnormal serum biochemical parameters but raised levels of serum Calcium was significantly associated with urolithiasis compared to controls.
Key words: Urolithiasis, Serum Calcium, Phosphorous, Uric acid .