Management of pediatric tumor lysis syndrome in the emergency department.

TitleManagement of pediatric tumor lysis syndrome in the emergency department.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsZonfrillo MR
JournalEmerg Med Clin North Am
Volume27
Issue3
Pagination497-504
Date Published2009 Aug
ISSN1558-0539
KeywordsChild, Emergency Service, Hospital, Humans, Hyperkalemia, Hyperphosphatemia, Hyperuricemia, Hypocalcemia, Renal Replacement Therapy, Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Abstract

Tumor lysis syndrome is most often seen after the treatment of blood and solid malignancies. The resultant hyperkalemia, hyperphosphatemia, hypocalcemia, and hyperuricemia can lead to life threatening complications. Expeditious evaluation and therapy are paramount in preventing the most serious sequelae of acute renal failure and fatal dysrhythmias.

DOI10.1016/j.emc.2009.04.010
Alternate JournalEmerg. Med. Clin. North Am.
PubMed ID19646650