Metabolic effects of chloride-deficient formula.

Y. P. Shah, A. Kumar, C. F. Ward, C. F. Ward, Sudesh P Makker

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A seven-month-old infant presented with failure to thrive and hypochloremic alkalosis due to intake of chloride-deficiency formula. The metabolic changes were associated with hyperreninemia and hyperaldosteronism. Within one month of supplementation with a formula adequate in chloride content, the patient started to gain weight. Five months after adequate chloride intake, all metabolic parameters including plasma renin and plasma aldosterone were normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-150
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1981
Externally publishedYes

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