Article Text

PDF

Renal handling of phosphate in the first six months of life.
  1. L Bistarakis,
  2. I Voskaki,
  3. J Lambadaridis,
  4. H Sereti,
  5. S Sbyrakis

    Abstract

    Indices of renal excretion and reabsorption of phosphate were studied in 20 neonatal infants, 20 infants aged 3 months, and 20 infants aged 6 months. All subjects were normal and were fed a modified formula enriched with vitamin D. In neonatal infants all indices of phosphate excretion were found to be significantly lower and those of phosphate reabsorption significantly higher than in older infants. Phosphate excretion gradually increased with age, while its reabsorption decreased. The positive correlation between serum phosphorus and renal threshold phosphate concentration (TmP/GFR) and the negative correlation between phosphorus excretion index and TmP/GFR found in this study shows that in young infants as in adults TmP/GFR is the principal determinant of renal phosphate homeostasis. Among the many indices of renal phosphate handling in use TmP/GFR is the best for studies of phosphorus or calcium metabolism disorders, or both, especially in the first three months of life.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.