Oral bisphosphonate therapy for vitamin D intoxication of the infant

Abdullah Bereket, Tulay Erdogan
Pediatrics 2003, 111 (4 Pt 1): 899-901
Vitamin D intoxication in infancy has serious consequences attributable to acute hypercalcemia and subsequent hypercalcuria/nephrocalcinosis. Current treatments of patients with vitamin D intoxication are unsatisfactory and associated with prolonged hypercalcemia. We now report the use of oral alendronate sodium in a 3-month-old infant with vitamin D intoxication. Short-term oral alendronate sodium treatment effectively corrected hypercalcemia/hypercalciuria, decreased the duration of hospitalization, and appears safe in 15 months of observation.

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