Aluminum toxicity in dialysis. Definition

Medical Definition: aluminum toxicity in dialysis

A condition that occurs with some frequency in patients on dialysis for a kidney failure removal of aluminum (AL) and because of risk factors (use of phosphate binders containing aluminum contaminants from the dialysis solutions, aluminum content in some albumin preparations hyperalimentation, medications, posparatiroidectomía, diabetes, iron deficiency, dialysis is applied to children, etc.). The clinical consequences include a neurological syndrome (acute or chronic), bone disease (bone pain, spontaneous fractures, bone biopsy typical aluminum tank), myopathy (muscle weakness) and anemia (microcytic, resistant to erythropoietin). It is with desferroxiamina.

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