18 August 2011 (Thursday) - Oxalosis
A new diagnosis – oxalosis. . Oxalosis occurs when the kidneys fail and stop eliminating calcium oxalate crystals from the body through the urine. Because the kidneys stop functioning, oxalate crystals are deposited elsewhere in the body such as the eyes and other major organs. In the latter stages of oxalosis, crystals may be deposited in the bones and joints causing painful bone disease.
I had a vague idea of the metabolism of kidney stones, but I had no idea stones could form all over the body.
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