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Calcium-Alkali Syndrome in the Modern Era
AbstractThe ingestion of calcium, along with alkali, results in a well-described triad of hypercalcemia, metabolic alkalosis, and renal insufficiency. Over time, the epidemiology and root cause of the syndrome have shifted, such that the disorder, originally called the milk-alkali syndrome, is now better described as the calcium-alkali syndrome. The calcium-alkali syndrome is an important cause of morbidity that may be on the rise, an unintended consequence of shifts in calcium and vitamin D intake in segments of the population. We review the pathophysiology of the calcium-alkali syndrome.
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Patel, A.M.; Adeseun, G.A.; Goldfarb, S. Calcium-Alkali Syndrome in the Modern Era. Nutrients 2013, 5, 4880-4893.View more citation formats
Patel AM, Adeseun GA, Goldfarb S. Calcium-Alkali Syndrome in the Modern Era. Nutrients. 2013; 5(12):4880-4893.Chicago/Turabian Style
Patel, Ami M.; Adeseun, Gbemisola A.; Goldfarb, Stanley. 2013. "Calcium-Alkali Syndrome in the Modern Era." Nutrients 5, no. 12: 4880-4893.