Alkaline Phosphatase: The Poor Man's iPTH - An Affordable Approach to Bone Health Assessment

Authors

  • Sourabh Sharma Department of Nephrology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi India;
  • Himanshu Verma Department of Nephrology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi India;
  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.24-52

Abstract

This review delves into relatively less discussed role of
alkaline phosphatase (ALP) as an accessible alternative to
intact parathyroid hormone (iPTH) in the context of bone
health assessment, particularly focussing on its potential
boon for underprivileged individuals with chronic kidney
disease (CKD) in South Asia. The financial constraints faced
by this demographic often hinder regular monitoring of
iPTH levels. ALP emerges as a promising surrogate, offering
a cost-effective and practical solution for bone health
evaluation in resource-constrained settings.
Keywords: PTH, Intact Parathormone, Alkaline
Phosphatase, ALP, Chronic Kidney Disease, Bone Health

Published

2024-06-28

How to Cite

Sourabh Sharma, Himanshu Verma, & Sanjay Kalra. (2024). Alkaline Phosphatase: The Poor Man’s iPTH - An Affordable Approach to Bone Health Assessment. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(7), 1374–1375. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.24-52

Issue

Section

RECENT ADVANCES IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>