Maternal & Child Community
Elevated alkaline phosphate levels in my toddler
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to breast feeding, childhood disease, colic, child discipline, immunization, lactation, newborn care, post partum depression, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and special needs children.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Elevated alkaline phosphate levels in my toddler

Two weeks ago my daughter began vomiting and became very lethargic.  After two days of constant vomiting, we made a trip to the local ER.  During our visit to the ER, a routine CBC was done, which noted an elevated alkaline phosphate level of 3197, and an AST of 70.  When following up with our Pediatrician the next day, the blood test was repeated with an alkaline phosphate reading of 2796.  A GGT test, as well as an iso-enzyme test was also performed, which confirmed the elevation was originating from the liver, and not the bone.  Subsequent blood work has shown a progressive drop in the enzyme levels (last  count 700), but we are unable to get an answer as to why the enzymes were so elevated...just wondering if anyone out there has been faced with similar circumstances....Any information that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.  NOTE:  (White Cell counts as well as additional levels were all normal)  

Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
if i remember correctly the phosphate will be elevated in children until they are done growning. i'm almost positive that its nothing to worry about. I was a peds nurse for 3 years.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Maternal & Child Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
13167_tn?1327197724
Blank
RockRose
Austin, TX
134578_tn?1404951303
Blank
AnnieBrooke
OR
4268628_tn?1375044776
Blank
Flickan
Monroe, WA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
arlandonbloom
CO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Bsmom09
1527510_tn?1392304944
Blank
Carly1306
United Kingdom