ASHTON B. TAYLOR, M.D.; DONALD K. BUFFMIRE, M.D.
The interesting group of defects known as pseudohypoparathyroidism was first described by Fuller Albright1 in 1942. His original report concerned three cases, and since that time an additional 14 cases have appeared in the world literature.2-7 We wish to record one further case with observations relative to this disorder.
True parathyroid deficiency is characterized by chronic or recurrent tetany, low serum calcium, elevated serum phosphorus, lenticular opacities and calcifications in the basal ganglia. Pseudohypoparathyroidism possesses all of these same features but, in addition, is characterized by abnormalities of body build, facies and skeletal system, and by a strong tendency for
TAYLOR AB, BUFFMIRE DK. PSEUDOHYPOPARATHYROIDISM: REPORT OF CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:356–361. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-356
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):356-361.
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