Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 8):S26-30
Case-control study of Sichuan and Hong Kong children with melamine- associated renal stones: renal ultrasonography and urinary IL-8 and MCP-1 levels
YL Lau, W Tu
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
1. The clinical features of Sichuan and Hong Kong children with renal stones differ significantly, suggesting different aetiological pathways.
2. Urinary interleukin-8/ creatinine ratio was higher in children having renal stones in Sichuan, but in Hong Kong it was similar in children with or without renal stones. This suggests different inflammatory potentials.
3. A large percentage of children still had renal stones at the 1-year follow-up.