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Parathyroid crisis as first manifestation of primary hyperparathyroidism.
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PMID:  17967338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report the case of a 61-year-old woman who suffered a parathyroid crisis due to a parathyroid adenoma. The patient presented with the typical clinical symptoms of hypercalcemia. Ca(+2) and PTH were markedly increased. Initially, she was treated conservatively until Ca(+2) returned to normal levels. Then, she underwent surgical excision of a newly diagnosed parathyroid adenoma. Parathyroid crisis (PC), also known as parathyroid storm or acute primary hyperparathyroidism, is a rare and serious complication of primary hyperparathyroidism (PH). Fewer than 200 cases have been described in the literature. Prognosis is poor: mortality is 100% in non-operable cases and 20% in cases in which parathyroidectomy is performed. We emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and aggressive treatment.
G Ntaios; C Savopoulos; A Chatzinikolaou; G Kaiafa; A Hatzitolios; D Karamitsos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of internal medicine     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0953-6205     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9003220     Medline TA:  Eur J Intern Med     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  551-2     Citation Subset:  -    
1st Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, AHEPA University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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