α-Lipoic Acid (ALA) Improves Cystine Solubility in Cystinuria: Report of 2 Cases

A recent study revealed efficacy of nutritional supplement α-lipoic acid (ALA) treatment in preventing kidney stones in a mouse model of cystinuria. Here, we report 2 pediatric patients (6 and 15 years old) with cystinuria who received regular doses of ALA in addition to conventional therapy with potassium citrate. Both patients tolerated ALA without any adverse effects and had reduced frequency of symptomatic and asymptomatic kidney stones with…

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