Transient hyperphosphatasemia was found in a 3-year-old male liver transplant recipient. The condition was associated with diarrheal disease due to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Immunosuppression was tapered and valganciclovir prescribed for 3 months, after which the diarrhea resolved and the EBV polymerase chain reaction assays became negative. After 6 months, alkaline phosphatase levels normalized. Isolated elevation of alkaline phosphatase in conjunction with enteric infection is a rare condition. No further diagnostic or therapeutic interventions except treatment of the underlying infection are needed, as this has been shown to be a benign, transient condition.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2008|