JAMES A. GREENE, M.D.; L. W. SWANSON, M.D.
Psychosis is not mentioned as a complication of parathyroid tetany in the usual texts of medicine and in the systems of medicine it is briefly referred to as being very rare. It has been known since 1852 that psychosis may occur in tetany and the subject was reviewed in 1907 by Frankl-Hochwart1 and in 1920 by Barrett.2 In a recent report Barr, MacBryde and Sanders3 mention that psychosis may occur in parathyroid tetany, but they do not state the frequency. It is practically impossible to ascertain the incidence of parathyroid deficiency in the cases of psychosis and tetany described in
GREENE JA, SWANSON LW. PSYCHOSIS IN HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; WITH A REPORT OF FIVE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:1233–1236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1233
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1233-1236.
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