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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 327-328

Severe metabolic changes following oral sodium phosphate in a patient of renal cell carcinoma - On dialysis


Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Prof. Christopher Thiam Seong Lim
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7613.182875

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Oral sodium phosphate (OSP), an effective bowel purgative, is available over the counter (OTC) and requires a substantially lower volume than polyethylene glycol-based preparative agents. Rarely, OSP consumption has been associated with acute hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia. We describe a case of chronic kidney disease patient developing symptomatic hypocalcemia following OTC OSP.






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