Are Antibiotics to Blame for Kidney Stones in Kids?

The number of teenagers with kidney stones has doubled over the past 20 years, leading researchers to suspect overuse of antibiotics as one of the causes of this painful condition. The top suspects include fluoroquinolones (Cipro falls in this category), sulfa and penicillin, Ivanhoe reports — something that’s important to pin down, since kidney stones can last a lifetime when kids get them at an early age. Meanwhile, specialists are using laser surgery and stents to help ease the...

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