Journal article

Metabolite diagnosis of primary hyperoxaluria type 3

Lawrence Greed, Frank Willis, Lilian Johnstone, Sharon Teo, Ruth Belostotsky, Yaacov Frishberg, James Pitt



BACKGROUND: Primary hyperoxaluria type 3 (PH3) is a recently described cause of childhood renal calculi. It results from mutations in the HOGA1 gene and most cases have been diagnosed after clinical ascertainment, exclusion of other genetic hyperoxalurias and mutation testing. Metabolite testing has not been widely applied but holds promise for the rapid screening and diagnosis of patients who are not specifically suspected to have PH3. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: Two cases presented with renal calculi. Urine metabolite testing by tandem mass spectrometry was performed as part of the routine diagnostic work-up for this condition. Both had significantly increased levels of the PH3 urine marker ..

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