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Identification of crystals deposited in brain and kidney after xylitol administration by biochemical, histochemical, and electron diffraction methods
  1. G. W. Evans1,
  2. Gael Phillips,
  3. T. M. Mukherjee,
  4. M. R. Snow,
  5. J. R. Lawrence,
  6. D. W. Thomas
  1. Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Frome Road, Adelaide, South Australia
  2. Renal Unit, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia

    Abstract

    The positive identification of crystals of calcium oxalate occurring in brain and kidney after xylitol administration is described. Biochemical, histochemical, conventional light and electron microscopical methods, including selected area electron diffraction, were used to characterize the crystals.

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    • 1 Requests for reprints should be addressed to G. E., Clinical Chemistry Division, Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Frome Road, Adelaide, South Australia 5000.

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