Test Your Knowledge: Laxative Abuse, Electrolyte Disorders, and Nephrolithiasis

In a recent article published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Leaf et al discuss a case of laxative abuse, eating disorders, and stone formation. Eating disorders and related psychiatric conditions can lead to many electrolyte disorders and nephropathies, some of which can ultimately lead to nephrolithiasis. A related review article on anorexia and kidney disease was also recently published in the journal. Click on the button below to test your knowledge on these topics:


Post by Dr. Helbert Rondon, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of New Mexico, and edited by Dr. Kenar Jhaveri, eAJKD Blog Editor.

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