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Journal of Case Reports
Nephrolithiasis as a Complication of Immobilization Induced Hypercalcemia
Aya Mohamed Ahmed1, Tarek Alzain1, Amar Al Shibli2
Departments of 1Academic Affairs and 2Pediatrics, Tawam Hospital, Alain, UAE.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Aya Mohamed Ahmed
Email: amohamedahmed@seha.ae
Received: 28-OCT-2020 Accepted: 08-FEB-2021 Published Online: 30-APR-2021
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2021.0024
Background: Immobility induced hypercalcemia has been reported in few studies in pediatric population. Although not a common presentation, children are in a state of high bone turnover, and are considered prone to the imbalance of osteoblastic and osteoclastic activity that occurs with prolonged immobility, which lead to hypercalcemia. Case Report: Here in we are reporting a case of a 10 years old child with prolonged immobilization secondary to motor vehicle accident, who suffered from traumatic pancreatitis, and nephrolithiasis. Conclusion: This case study highlights the importance of following patients with risk factors for hypercalcemia including immobilization.
Keywords : Hypercalcemia, Motor Vehicles, Nephrolithiasis, Pancreatitis, Traffic Accidents.
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