Hypercalcemia and Milk Alkali Syndrome: A Case Report

  • Kriti Seth
  • Nalini Kharbanda
Keywords: Hypercalcemia, Milk Alkali Syndrome, Calcium


A triad of metabolic alkalosis, hypercalcemia and renal insufficiency constitutes the milk alkali syndrome. Elderly subjects, especially those on drugs that GFR are more prone to acquire this syndrome. Those who take calcium supplements have high chances of developing milk alkali syndrome and this stands amongst the top five causes of hypercalcemia. Herein we present a case of hypercalcemia who was taking only small amount of calcium supplements but had a few concomitant risk factors.


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Author Biographies

Kriti Seth

MBBS, Private Practitioner, Gayatri Multispeciality Clinic, 293/6, Near Poly City, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand 263153

Nalini Kharbanda

MDS, Oral Surgery (Consultant Dental Surgeon), Gayatri Multispeciality Clinic, 293/6, Near Poly City, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand 263153


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0312.03326
Published: 2020-03-24
How to Cite
Kriti Seth, Nalini Kharbanda. Hypercalcemia and Milk Alkali Syndrome: A Case Report. IHRJ [Internet]. 2020Mar.24 [cited 2021Oct.19];3(12):380-2. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/326