Use of bisphosphonates for resistant hypercalcemia in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: report of two cases and review of the literature


Andiran N. , Alikasifoglu A. , Kuepeli S., Yetgin S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.48, no.3, pp.248-252, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-252

Abstract

Hypercalcemia is a rare complication of malignancy in children. We present two children, one of whom is the youngest reported, with CALLA+ B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed hypercalcemia at the time of diagnosis and were treated with relatively low-dose (0.5 mg/kg) intravenous pamidronate successive to conventional therapy. No major side effects were encountered except transient hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia, which were easily managed by replacement therapy.