Fatal acute sodium phosphate enemas intoxication

Raymond Farah

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We describe a patient who died as a result of severe hypocalcaemia and hyperphosphatemia after treatment with a sodium-phosphate enema. Physicians should be aware of the risk when using these enemas, even in normal doses, especially in elderly patients without signs of renal failure, as in our patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-393
Number of pages2
JournalActa Gastro-Enterologica Belgica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Fleet enema
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Hypocalcemia


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