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Long-term follow-up of patients with idiopathic infantile hypercalcaemia.
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PMID:  16932902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic infantile hypercalcaemia (IIH) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology that presents with hypercalcaemia in a child's first year of life. There is only a limited number of published reports of the natural history of this condition, and the long-term prognosis is largely unknown. The presentation, treatment and long-term follow-up of 11 children with IIH treated at our institution since 1993 are described. Hypercalcaemia resolved in the majority of children by the time they were 3 years of age, but nephrocalcinosis and persistent hypercalciuria were common, and, in some cases, urinary calcium excretion increased after initially becoming normal. This study suggests that clinical and biochemical abnormalities may persist for longer than previously reported and implies the need for ongoing surveillance of patients with IIH.
Jianping Huang; David Coman; Steven J McTaggart; John R Burke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-29     Completed Date:  2007-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1676-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Queensland Child and Adolescent Renal Service, Royal Children's Hospital and Mater Children's Hospitals, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / urine
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Hypercalcemia / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
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