KAMEL AJLOUNI, M.D.; WILLIAM L. MILLMAN, M.D.; JOSEPH A. LIBNOCH, M.D.; GEORGE B. THEIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: Recent reports of hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia as a complication of antileukemic therapy in children (1-3) have prompted us to report this occurrence in a 33-year-old man with an acute myeloproliferative disorder.
He presented initially with severe hypercalcemia, which required repeated courses of mithramycin therapy until the hematological disorder was diagnosed. Prednisone therapy was then started in a dose of 120 mg per day, which had no effect on the serum calcium or phosphorus concentrations. After 3 days of prednisone therapy, thioguanine (25 mg/kg body weight) and cytosine arabinoside (3.0 mg/kg body weight) were added. Sixteen hours later
AJLOUNI K, MILLMAN WL, LIBNOCH JA, et al. Hyperphosphatemia and Hypocalcemia in Myeloproliferative Disorder. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:119–120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-1-119
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(1):119-120.
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