Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are at risk for serious electrolyte abnormalities. The authors report their experience in managing a child with ALL who developed severe hyperphosphatemia as a consequence of a large exogenous load of phosphorus from high-dose liposomal amphotericin B. Health care providers need to recognize this potentially lifethreatening complication of liposomal amphotericin B, since early detection and intervention can prevent significant morbidity.
- Amphotericin B
- Electrolyte abnormalities
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health