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Frequency and aetiology of hypercalcaemia
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    Re:Hypercalcaemia and neonatal sepsis

    The purpose of our study was to document the prevalence of hypercalcaemia in children and its possible associations and we agree with the correspondent that it would be helpful to confirm these associations, such as the one highlighted for sepsis, thorough more detailed and rigorous studies.

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    Hypercalcaemia and neonatal sepsis

    Dear Sir,

    McNeilly et al. (1) recently reported the results of their 5 year retrospective study detailing frequency and aetiology of hypercalcaemia in children (defined as total calcium >2.90mmol/l). Of those with sustained hypercalcaemia (elevated levels for >2 consecutive days), neonates were over-represented (42%), and suspected sepsis was the single most common cause (24%). The authors hypothesis regar...

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