TRUMAN G. DRAKE, M.D.; FULLER ALBRIGHT, M.D.; WALTER BAUER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BENJAMIN CASTLEMAN, M.D.
"Chronic idiopathic hypoparathyroidism" is a disease identical with postoperative hypoparathyroidism except that the agent which has interfered with the parathyroid function has not been established. Certain criteria must be fulfilled before the diagnosis can be made. The serum calcium level should be low, but a more important point is that the serum inorganic phosphorus level should be increased.1, 2, 3 Renal insufficiency, however, should be ruled out as a cause of the hyperphosphatemia. The bones should be normal by roentgenograms in order to rule out rickets or osteomalacia as the cause of the hypocalcemia. The teeth, however, as might be
DRAKE TG, ALBRIGHT F, BAUER W, CASTLEMAN B. CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; REPORT OF SIX CASES WITH AUTOPSY FINDINGS IN ONE1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1751–1765. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-11-1751
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(11):1751-1765.
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