Milk-alkali syndrome

Milk-alkali syndrome is the combination of:

  • hypercalcaemia
  • renal failure
  • metabolic alkalosis

It is due to the large amounts of calcium and alkali being ingested (e.g. milk and antacids for peptic ulcer disease treatment or calcium carbonate for osteoporosis). It is a cause of medullary nephrocalcinosis and urolithiasis

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rID: 41250
System: Urogenital
Section: Syndromes
Tags: refs, cases, stub
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