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URORADIOLOGY
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 219-221

Lower urinary tract symptoms and prostatic calculi: A rare presentation of alkaptonuria


Department of Urology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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R P Mukha
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.98474

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Alkaptonuria is a rare tyrosine metabolic disorder. A deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase leads to accumulation of homogentisic acid in the body. Dark-colored urine, cutaneous pigmentations and musculoskeletal deformities are characteristic features. Storage and voiding lower urinary tract symptoms due to prostatic calculi is a rare presentation.


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