Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Clinical Review

Low back pain

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7448.1119 (Published 06 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1119

Rapid Response:

Crystalluria

Sir,
Patients with low back pain must be investigated with an abdominal
ultrasound for evidence of ureteric calculi and an urine examination for
crystalluria.
In drought affected areas people often consume 'borewell' water from
uncertified borewells which may cotain high amounts of calcium.

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

27 May 2004
milind m deshpande
consultant orthosurgeon
hubli,India,580031