DAVID J. REISNER, M.D.; ROBERT M. ELLSWORTH, M.D.
Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism is a rare disease beginning more often in childhood or adolescence. In 1952 Steinberg and Waldron1 reviewed 51 cases of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism and reported an additional case. They adhered to the criteria established by Drake et al.:2 (1) low serum calcium; (2) serum inorganic phosphorus greater than 5.0 mg. per 100 ml. in adults and 7.0 mg. per 100 ml. in patients aged 16 years and younger; (3) absence of renal insufficiency; (4) normal bones by roentgenogram to exclude infantile rickets or adult osteomalacia as the cause of hypocalcemia; and (5) chronic tetany. Of these 52 cases, 36
REISNER DJ, ELLSWORTH RM. COEXISTENT IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM AND PERNICIOUS ANEMIA IN A YOUNG GIRL: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1116–1124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-5-1116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(5):1116-1124.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Hematology/Oncology, Parathyroid Disorders, Red Cell Disorders.
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