What are kidney stones?
Also known as: nephrolithiasis.
A kidney stone is a solid, hard, pebble-like object that forms in a child’s kidneys when normal urine substances (like calcium, oxalates, magnesium, and phosphorus) become very concentrated.
There are 4 main types of kidney stones; those containing primarily calcium, cysteine, uric acid or struvite.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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