Crystal-associated nephropathy in patients with brushite
A ruler is provided to help estimate the percentages of calcium oxalate, calcium phosphate (either brushite or apatite), struvite, and ammonium urate.
Furthermore, a larger proportion of calcium phosphate stones would be reported as brushite (CaHP[O.
CPCs of different compositions can form different end products such as hydroxyapatite (HA), octacalcium phosphate, and dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD), also known as brushite
15,16] Regardless, an increased prevalence of brushite
calculi is not a good trend.
2]O, occurs as the mineral brushite and crystallizes in the monocinic space group Ia with unit cell parameters a = 5.
Jones, Crystal structure of brushite, calcium hydrogen orthophosphate dihydrate, A neutron-diffraction investigation, J.