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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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QUIMBERT MONTES, Rossy Angélica; MAZZI GONZALES DE PRADA, Eduardo  and  PANTOJA LUDUENA, Manuel. Metabolic bone disease of prematurity: Case report and review. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2013, vol.52, n.2, pp.82-86. ISSN 1024-0675.

We describe a 26 weeks old premature baby with metabolic bone disease. She was transferred to our hospital at 62 days of age for ophthalmologic evaluation. She was treated in the primary hospital with CPAP, different antibiotics for sepsis and NEC. She also received methylxanthines for neonatal apnea. When she arrived to our hospital she was oxygen dependent and with little weight increase. During her stay at our neonatal unit we performed a complete physical exam and several diagnostic tests, showing metabolic bone disease which favorable response to specific treatment.

Keywords : Metabolic bone disease of prematurity; calcium; phosphorus; risk factors.

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