In 2008, more than 290,000 children suffered from urinary tract stones with a history of consuming melamine-contaminated powdered formula in China. Little was known about the long-term follow-up of outcomes of these patients in southwest China, so we conducted one-year follow-up investigation
for further study. Thirty-six of 51 inpatients with melamine-induced urolithiasis were enrolled in this study. After 12 months follow-up, none of the children had vomiting, oliguria, gross hematuria, or fever. Twenty-seven patients were stone free, stones decreased in size in six patients
and increased in three. Serum total protein, albumin, and pre-albumin increased significantly from baseline to 12 months, and renal function remained normal. Melamine-induced urolithiasis could not lead renal dysfunction at 12 months follow-up. The results of our study indicated that more
attention should be paid to the prevention of protein malnutrition in children with a history of consuming melamine-contaminated food products.
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Department of Laboratory Medicine,West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine,University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Department of Ultrasound,West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Department of Paediatrics,West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
October 1, 2012
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