Antibiotic therapy may pose risk for stone disease

Jul 01, 2001

Anaheim, CA- Epidemiologists, puzzling over metabolism, diet, food supplements, and genes, may have to look no further than the medicine chest to find one of the factors contributing to the putative rise in kidney stone disease. Three studies presented here at the annual AUA meeting suggest a link between calcium oxalate stones, the bacterium Oxalobacter formigenes, and antibiotics.