September 2007
Reactions Weekly;9/1/2007, Issue 1167, p26
Case Study
The article presents a case report of a woman who, during treatment with theophylline for asthma, developed hypercalcaemia. The woman started receiving theophylline 200 mg/day internally at the age of 46 years in 1998. She had been receiving prednisolone for 10 years and after being diagnosed with compressive lumbar vertebral fracture had started receiving calcium lactate and alfacalcidol.


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