Because of its potentially deleterious consequences on the structure and function of several organ systems in children, aluminum (Al) toxicity has been the subject of extensive research in recent years. Excessive Al body burden has been identified in children with compromised renal function, in patients receiving parenteral hyperalimentation, following therapeutic administration of albumin solutions, and in premature infants. The main clinical manifestations of Al toxicity include progressive encephalopathy, fracturing osteomalacia, and microcytic hypochromic anemia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition|
|State||Published - Oct 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health