Fig 1. Oxalate crystals may be seen in relatively small amounts and in chronic renal disease. However, numerous oxalate crystals are characteristic of other conditions, such as primary oxalosis, jejunoileal bypass surgery, or ethylene glycol ingestion. By routine light microscopy, widespread tubular destruction is seen in this case of ethylene glycol ingestion. On closer examination, refractile crystals may be seen in some of the tubules. (Hematoxylin and eosin, original magnification X100).

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From the Atlas of Renal Pathology
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 36, Issue 5

   2000 by the National Kidney Foundation, Inc.

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