Hypercalcemia and Milk Alkali Syndrome: A Case Report
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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