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Cellular phosphate in renal tubular acidosis.
  1. A Challa,
  2. G Vrionis,
  3. P D Lapatsanis
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece.


    In two infants with distal renal tubular acidosis phosphate depletion was observed in the extracellular and intracellular compartments of the erythrocytes. Treatment corrected this disturbance over a period of several months. Cell phosphate deficiency may contribute to the adverse effects of renal tubular acidosis on bone.

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