RICHARD W. NAEF, M.D.; EMIR H. ADLE, M.D.
Idiopathic hypoparathyroidism is a relatively rare disease. In 1952 Steinberg and Waldron1 collected 51 cases from the literature and added one of their own. They further reported that, out of 213,025 patients admitted to Queen's Hospital over a period of 15 years (1935-1950), only one was diagnosed as idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. Wise and Hart2 (1952) found only three such cases in a 10-year survey at the King's County Hospital, where the yearly admission rate is 62,000.
Recent reviews of the clinical features of idiopathic hypoparathyroidism are found in the papers of Grant3 (1953), Sugar4 (1953), de Mowbray5 (1953) and Robinson
NAEF RW, ADLE EH. IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM: REPORT OF A CASE(IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM: REPORT OF A CASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:495–505. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-2-495
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(2):495-505.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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