Oral bisphosphonate therapy for vitamin D intoxication of the infant.

@article{Bereket2003OralBT,
  title={Oral bisphosphonate therapy for vitamin D intoxication of the infant.},
  author={Abdullah Bereket and Tulay Erdogan},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={111 4 Pt 1},
  pages={899-901}
}
Vitamin D intoxication in infancy has serious consequences attributable to acute hypercalcemia and subsequent hypercalcuria/nephrocalcinosis. Current treatments of patients with vitamin D intoxication are unsatisfactory and associated with prolonged hypercalcemia. We now report the use of oral alendronate sodium in a 3-month-old infant with vitamin D intoxication. Short-term oral alendronate sodium treatment effectively corrected hypercalcemia/hypercalciuria, decreased the duration of… CONTINUE READING