Deaths Resulting From Hypocalcemia After Administration of Edetate Disodium: 2003-2005

@article{Brown2006DeathsRF,
  title={Deaths Resulting From Hypocalcemia After Administration of Edetate Disodium: 2003-2005},
  author={Mary Jean Brown and Teresa Willis and Bennet I. Omalu and Richard D. Leiker},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118},
  pages={e534 - e536}
}
From 2003 to 2005, deaths of 3 individuals as a result of cardiac arrest caused by hypocalcemia during chelation therapy were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two were children, both of whom were treated with edetate disodium. At the time of this writing, the adult case was still under investigation. No previous cases of death resulting from hypocalcemia during chelation have been reported. From our experience and review of the literature, we suggest that health care… 

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