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Oxalate Nephrosis and Crystalline Myocarditis

Lewis, Richard D. and Lowenstam, Heinz A. and Rossman, George R. (1974) Oxalate Nephrosis and Crystalline Myocarditis. Archives of Pathology, 98 (3). pp. 149-155. ISSN 0363-0153.

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Crystals were present in the myocardium of a 48-year-old woman dying of uremia. The x-ray, infrared, and microscopical studies identifying and characterizing calcium oxalate monohydrate (whewellite) and calcium oxalate dihydrate (weddellite) in the kidney, heart, and thyroid are presented. Cirrhosis and pancreatic insufficiency are considered as of possible importance in the pathogenesis of disturbed oxalate metabolism. Oxalate nephrosis may have been the major factor in causing uremia.

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Rossman, George R.0000-0002-4571-6884
Additional Information:© 1974 American Medical Association. The project of one of us (H.A.L.) was supported in part by grant GA-36824X from the National Science Foundation. M. Dekkers, B. Bingham, A. Chodes, and S. Weiner assisted in the mineralogical study. Dr.Sten Samson took x-ray diffraction patterns with his microfocusing camera. K.C. Evans provided the scanning electron micrographs.
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Official Citation:Lewis RD, Lowenstam HA, Rossman GR. Oxalate nephrosis and crystalline myocarditis. Case report with postmortem and crystallographic studies. Arch Pathol. 1974 Sep;98(3):149-55. PubMed PMID: 4853514.
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