Sarcoid nephrocalcinotic renal failure reversed by sodium cellulose phosphate

Am J Nephrol. 1986;6(3):220-3. doi: 10.1159/000167128.


A case of renal failure due to sarcoidosis with hypercalciuria and nephrocalcinosis is described. Prolonged treatment with inorganic absorbable phosphate significantly deteriorated the patient's renal function. After a sodium cellulose phosphate treatment, renal failure was completely reversed. We suggest that sodium cellulose phosphate is the treatment of choice in sarcoidotic renal failure induced by nephrocalcinosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Calcium / urine
  • Cellulose / analogs & derivatives*
  • Cellulose / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / complications
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / drug therapy*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrocalcinosis / complications*
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*


  • Cellulose
  • phosphocellulose
  • Calcium