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Hypercalcemia in the Milk-Alkali Syndrome

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The milk-alkali syndrome was originally seen in patients with peptic ulcer disease taking large amounts of milk and sodium bicarbonate (the alkali). As newer therapies for peptic ulcer therapy became available the syndrome became rare. The syndrome may re-emerge with increased calcium intake for osteoporosis.

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