That the incidence of stone in the urinary tract varies in different parts of the world and that there is a variation in the number of cases found in each country are well known facts. One may say, as a general proposition, that the occurrence of stone is relatively rare in the United States, although it is more frequent in some parts of the country than in others.
Stone in the urinary tract in infancy and childhood is a relatively uncommon disease in this country. The literature dealing with it is accordingly limited and made up for the most part of reports of individual cases and of reviews of a large number of cases previously reported. It may therefore be of interest if I describe my personal experiences with the condition.
This paper is based on a study of twenty-one children under 13 years of age. Because of the multiple
KRETSCHMER HL. STONE IN THE URINARY TRACT IN CHILDREN: A CRITICAL STUDY OF TWENTY-ONE CASES. Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(3):513–527. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140030003001
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