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A 25-year-old female asked:

17 month old daughter with alkaline phosphate level of 2, 125?

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Dr. Nour Baltagi
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Alkaline phosphatase: We need to rule out liver and bone disease. I suggest viatmin d level pth, and liver enzymes; also as she might need vitamin d supplements.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Alkaline phosp. leve: Have your child evaluated for possible liver or bone disease asap.

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Why is my 2 year old daughters stool always a shade of green? I rarely give her juice or food coloring so it cannot be the dye...

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