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Childhood Infection-associated Hypocalcemia

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1993;36(2):223-231.
Published online February 15, 1993.
Childhood Infection-associated Hypocalcemia
Mi Reong Kim1, Seoung Hwan Kim1, Hee-Shang Youn1, Chong-Hwa Kim2
1Department of Pediatrics, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea
2Department of Obstetris and Gynecology, Gyeongsang National University College of Medicine, Jinju, Korea
소아에서 감염증과 관련된 저칼슘혈증에 대한 연구
김미령1, 김승환1, 윤희상1, 김종화2
1경상대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
2경상대학교 의과대학 산부인과학교실
Abstract
The causes of hypocalcemia in patients suffering from severe infection including sepsis are largely uncertain. So we measured serum albumin, total protein, cholesterol, PTH, and calcitonin of the infection-associated hypocalcemic chlidren and compared with those of normocalcemic children department of pediatrics of Gyeongsang National University Hospital. Hypocalcemic patients were compared to the decreased amount of serum albumin in the hypocalcemic group. We also observed appropriately elevated in the hypocalcemic patients. Serum calcitonin was elevated in both groups, but 6 times higher in the hypocalcemic group than in the normocalcemic one. Serum total calcium was positively correlated with serum albumin and negatively correlated with serum PTH and calcitonin.
Key Words: Infection, Hypocalcemia, Hypoalbuminemia, Hypocholesterolemia, Hypercalcitoninemia


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