KENDALL EMERSON JR., M.D.; FRANK B. WALSH, M.D.; JOHN EAGER HOWARD, M.D.
Hypoparathyroidism is a condition which the internist meets fairly commonly. It generally results from the inadvertent removal of one or more parathyroid glands in the process of thyroid operations, more rarely after the purposeful removal of one or more adenomatous or hyperplastic parathyroid glands to alleviate hyperparathyroidism.
The metabolic and chemical abnormalities of hypoparathyroidism were clearly defined by Albright and Ellsworth in 1929.1 Since that time much has been added to our knowledge of the therapy for this condition; and an especially valuable recent addition to our therapeutic armamentarium is dihydrotachysterol (A. T. 10).2, 3, 4, 5, 18
EMERSON K, WALSH FB, HOWARD JE. IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; A REPORT OF 2 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1256–1270. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1256
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1256-1270.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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