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Volume 10, Issue 2 (6-2007)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2007, 10(2): 82-88 | Back to browse issues page

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Yousefi P, Cyrous A, Dorre F, Pirasteh S. Effectiveness of Hydrochlorothiazide in reducing chronic relapsing abdominal pain in girls with idiopathic hypercalciuria. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2007; 10 (2) :82-88
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Introduction: Chronic and relapsing abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons that bring children to pediatric clinics. About 20% of these children are suffering from idiopathic hypercalciuria. Since Hydrochlorothiazide is effective in relieving hypercalciuria, we assessed its effects on reducing these relapsing pains in girls with idiopathic hypercalciuria. Materials and Methods:In this single blind clinical trial study, 100 girls, aged 5-12 years old, with chronic relapsing abdominal pain and hypercalciuria were divided to two groups by random block design. All children and their parents were trained about consuming plenty of liquids and decreasing salt in foods. In addition to these measures, Hydrochlorothiazide (1 mg/kg/day) was also administered to children in the case group. The control group was assessed for the number of abdominal pain episodes for 3 months following the commencement of the diet and the case group for 3 months after becoming normocaciuric. The results were analyzed by T-test. Results: The mean number of pain episodes in Hydrochlorothiazide group in the first, second, and third months were 0.38, 0.4, and 0.26 respectively much lower than the corresponding months in the control group which were 1.60,1.94, and 1.84 in that order (p<0.001). Conclusion: It seems that single dose daily Hydrochlorothiazide is a safe and effective drug in the treatment of chronic relapsing abdominal pain in children with idiopathic hypercalciuria.
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