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Concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with distal renal tubular acidosis.
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PMID:  22391925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: We describe an infant with concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with nonanion gap metabolic acidosis secondary to distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). The levels of both serum calcium and ammonia rapidly normalized with the correction of dehydration and metabolic acidosis. To the best of our knowledge, there has been only one previous case report of concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with dRTA that has been reported in the literature. We describe the causes and emergent management of hypercalcemia and review the possible mechanisms of this rare association with dRTA.
Arun Saini; Swati A Karmakar; Nirupama Kannikeswaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1535-1815     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Carmen and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics and †Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
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