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of 'Overview of the causes and treatment of hyperphosphatemia'

Severe hyperphosphatemia following phosphate administration for bowel preparation in patients with renal failure: two cases and a review of the literature.
Fine A, Patterson J
Am J Kidney Dis. 1997;29(1):103.
Two cases of severe hyperphosphatemia following phosphate bowel preparation are described and a review of the literature is presented. Impairment of renal function appears to be a risk factor in those patients without primary bowel pathology. One of our patients died, and the mortality rate combining our cases with all other reported cases is 33%. Repeated doses of phosphate bowel preparations/purgatives can be dangerous in patients with renal impairment.
Department of Nephrology, St Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.