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Disorders of serum calcium in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1629927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study assessed the incidence of abnormal serum calcium levels in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A retrospective review of 66 patients with AIDS in an inner-city hospital was done. Fifty-four patients were intravenous drug abusers, and two patients were male homosexuals. None of the patients had lymphoma. Of the 66 patients, 17.9% were found to have hypocalcemia and 2.9% had hypercalcemia. The possible causative mechanisms are discussed.
S A Peter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-20     Completed Date:  1992-08-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  626-8     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
State University of New York, Health Science Center, Brooklyn.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*,  etiology,  metabolism
Calcium / metabolism
Hypercalcemia / etiology*
Hypocalcemia / etiology*
Magnesium / blood
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / complications
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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