Concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with distal renal tubular acidosis

Arun Saini, Swati A. Karmakar, Nirupama Kannikeswaran

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Renal Tubular Acidosis
Hyperammonemia
Hypercalcemia
Acidosis
Dehydration
Ammonia
Calcium
Serum

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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Concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with distal renal tubular acidosis. / Saini, Arun; Karmakar, Swati A.; Kannikeswaran, Nirupama.

In: Pediatric Emergency Care, Vol. 28, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 280-282.

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Saini, Arun ; Karmakar, Swati A. ; Kannikeswaran, Nirupama. / Concomitant hypercalcemia and hyperammonemia associated with distal renal tubular acidosis. In: Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 280-282.
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