Aluminum exposure and toxicity

Milan Novak, Michael Freundlich, Gaston Zilleruelo

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology


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