Rolaids-yogurt syndrome: a 1990s version of milk-alkali syndrome.

  title={Rolaids-yogurt syndrome: a 1990s version of milk-alkali syndrome.},
  author={W P Muldowney and S A Mazbar},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={27 2},
Milk-alkali syndrome is characterized by progressive hypercalcemia, systemic alkalosis, and renal insufficiency. After calcium carbonate is ingested with diary products, hypercalcemia and alkalosis may develop in susceptible persons, particularly those with underlying renal insufficiency. We describe a young woman who neither drank milk nor had peptic ulcer disease, yet who ingested enough calcium carbonate to require admission to an intensive care unit for acute renal failure. Chronically… CONTINUE READING
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