F. S. DIETRICH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; M. L. RICE JR., M.D.; E. F. LUTON, M.D.
The scarcity of reported cases of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism is an indication of defective knowledge of the disease and of failure to recognize it, rather than an indication that it is an extremely rare affection, according to Lachmann.1 He reviewed a total of 70 cases reported from 1924 to 1939. To date 113 have been reported. Some of these are not positively substantiated by records. The average duration of manifestations before the diagnosis is made has been approximately nine years. We have been studying a case with manifestations of 20 years' duration before diagnosis was made. These observations tend to support
DIETRICH FS, RICE ML, LUTON EF. CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM: REPORT OF ONE CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1052–1063. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-1052
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):1052-1063.
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