June 11, 2012

More U.S. Teens Diagnosed With Kidney Stones


More teenagers are being diagnosed with kidney stones now than in years past, a study from one U.S. state suggests… Researchers say they are not sure of the reasons -- or even whether teenagers are actually suffering the stones at a higher rate. It may be that more cases are being diagnosed since doctors started using highly sensitive CT scans that can detect smaller kidney stones. "There has been much speculation about how the incidence of kidney stones might be changing over time in the pediatric population," lead researcher Dr. Moira E. Dwyer, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, said in an email.

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Reuters by Amy Norton

Tags: CT scan, Dr. Moira E. Dwyer, kidney stones, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Pediatrics, Research, Reuters, teens

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