Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 18, No. 4, 2008, pp. 369-372
Bioline Code: pe08059
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2008, pp. 369-372
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Association of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis with Hypercalcemia; Report on Three Cases|
Eshraghi, Piman; Karamifar, Hamdollah & Derakhshan, Ali
Hypercalcemia is an endocrine emergency that should be diagnosed as soon as possible and managed carefully. For better management multiple causes of hypercalcemia must be taken into consideration.
We observed three infants with hypercalcemia and distal renal tubular acidosis at the time of diagnosis during 5 years. The patients were referred with severe dehydration and failure to thrive.
There was no reason for hypercalcemia found in these patients except distal renal tubular acidosis. So we suggest distal renal tubular acidosis as a cause for hypercalcemia.
Hypercalcemia; Distal renal tubular acidosis; RTA; Failure to thrive
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