THOMAS FINDLEY JR., M. D.
To date very few reports of attempts to treat parathyroid tetany with irradiated ergosterol are available. Stern1 tells of giving symptomatic relief to a case of fifteen years duration by administering 3-4 mg. of vigantol daily, and Brougher2 reports four cases successfully treated with viosterol in daily doses of from four to forty drops. It, therefore, seems worthwhile to recount our experience with one case, not only because we failed to obtain results with large doses of viosterol, but because there seem to be certain theoretical reasons why irradiated ergosterol alone should not be relied upon in the treatment of
FINDLEY T. Failure of Irradiated Ergosterol to Relieve Parathyroid Tetany12. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1144–1153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1144
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1144-1153.
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