Plasma alkaline phosphatase activity: a screening test for rickets in preterm neonates.

@article{Kovar1982PlasmaAP,
  title={Plasma alkaline phosphatase activity: a screening test for rickets in preterm neonates.},
  author={Ilya Z Kovar and Phillip D Mayne and Donald Barltrop},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1982},
  volume={1 8267},
  pages={308-10}
}
Both rickets and raised plasma alkaline phosphatase activity are common in the preterm infant. Measurement of plasma alkaline phosphatase activity is valuable in screening for active disease and in diagnosis, but normal reference data are not available for preterm babies. In 30 consecutive preterm infants (birthweight 1580 +/- 410 g, gestational age 31 +/- 2.5 weeks) serial measurements of plasma alkaline phosphatase activity, plasma levels of calcium and inorganic phosphorus, and the pattern… CONTINUE READING

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