JAMES W. AGNA, M.D.; RICHARD E. GOLDSMITH, M.D.
Recently two patients with primary hyperparathyroidism have been observed whose clinical manifestations were such that in both instances there was considerable delay in arriving at the correct diagnosis. In these two patients the clinical picture was that of peptic ulcer associated with gastroenteric symptoms of 20 years' duration. Because of these symptoms both patients underwent gastric resections before the hyperparathyroidism was recognized and corrected. It would appear warranted to report these two patients because the usual clinical manifestations related to skeletal and/or renal involvement associated with hyperparathyroidism were absent or were minor problems. A review of the literature shows
AGNA JW, GOLDSMITH RE. PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM ASSOCIATED WITH PEPTIC ULCER: A REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:163–170. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-1-163
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(1):163-170.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Parathyroid Disorders, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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