Children and adults treated with some oral antibiotics have a significantly higher risk of developing kidney stones, with younger patients and those most recently exposed to antibiotics at greatest risk, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. This is the first study that has linked oral antibiotics to kidney stones. “The overall prevalence of kidney stones has risen by 70 percent over the past 30 years, with particularly sharp increases among adolescents and young women,” said study leader Dr. Gregory E. Tasian, pediatric urologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Previously, kidney stones in ... Read More
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