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Can kidney stone kill a person ? and can an four year old get kidney stone and gallbladder stones ?

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Dr. Katharine Cox answered

Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

It is large and is associated with a blood stream infection. It is unusual for a 4 year old to have stones unless there is an associated metabolic disease. All the best and get some advice from Peds endocrinology.

Answered May 16, 2016

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

This sounds like a very serious situation and this child needs to be under the care of a competent pediatric urologist to find the cause of the kidney stone. Gallstones can be lethal as well; in a child, the workup should include a check for ongoing hemolysis, even low-level.

Answered May 2, 2015

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