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May 1972

Dietary Dependent Neonatal Hypocalcemia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School (Drs. Pierson and Crawford); Children's Service (Dr. Pierson) and Children's Endocrine and Metabolic Unit (Dr. Crawford), Massachusetts General Hospital; and Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Burns Institute, Boston Unit (Dr. Crawford), Boston.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;123(5):472-474. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110110100009

Two cases of neonatal hypocalcemia were due to the infants' inability during the first month of life to tolerate high phosphate loads. However, after 1 month of age both infants were capable of handling the phosphate load contained in commonly used infant foods.