MILK ALKALI SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH EXCESSIVE INGESTION OF RENNIE®: CASE REPORTS

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Abstract

SUMMARY

Milk alkali syndrome is a cause of hypercalcaemia, renal failure and alkalosis, and is potentially reversible if detected early and the calcium and alkali source withdrawn. It was originally described in patients ingesting large amounts of calcium containing milk for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. We present a modern day version of the syndrome in three cases which were associated with excessive intake of Rennie®, a calcium carbonate containing antacid.

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