milk-alkali syndrome


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Related to milk-alkali syndrome: metabolic alkalosis, hyperparathyroidism, hypercalcemia

milk-alkali syndrome

[′milk ′al·kə‚lī ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms associated with prolonged excessive intake of milk and soluble alkali, including hypercalcemia, renal insufficiency, milk alkalosis, conjunctivitis, and calcinosis. Also known as Burnett's syndrome; milk-drinker's syndrome.
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4) However, it was not until 1936 when Cope described hypercalcemia for the first time as an element of milk-alkali syndrome.
Stanley Goldfarb, MD and Ami Patel, MD (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) recommend changing the name of the milk-alkali syndrome to the calcium-alkali syndrome because the condition is now associated with a large intake of calcium, not milk.
Case report: milk-alkali syndrome and pancreatitis.