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Benign transient hyperphosphatasemia in infants and children: a prospective cohort.

Authors
  • Teitelbaum, Jonathan E
  • Laskowski, Alexandra
  • Barrows, Frank P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
24
Issue
5-6
Pages
351–353
Identifiers
PMID: 21823535
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A total of 20 children with benign transient hyperphosphatasemia were prospectively evaluated with no additional investigations recommended except repeat serologic evaluation in 2-3 months. The average age of our patients was 2.5 years (range 1 year 2 months-5 years 10 months). The serum levels of alkaline phosphatase averaged 2383 IU/L (range 1013-5700 IU/L). Levels returned to normal within several months. This condition should be recognized by the clinician in order not to put patients through lengthy, expensive and unnecessary investigations.

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