Use of alendronate in the treatment of vitamin D intoxication in infants


Hatun S., Cizmecioglu F. M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.47, ss.373-375, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.373-375

Özet

Vitamin D intoxication remains a challenging problem due to lack of an efficient treatment. Bisphosphonates, inhibitors of osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, however, have been proposed as a safe and effective alternative in the treatment of vitamin D intoxication. We present here two infants with vitamin D intoxication who were successfully treated with alendronate. We propose that oral alendronate is an alternative to intravenous bisphosphonates in the treatment of vitamin D intoxication in infancy.