LOUIS J. ACIERNO, M.D.; E. THALER, M.D.
Within recent years there have been increasingly numerous reports of patients with idiopathic hypoparathyroidism. This is probably because a higher index of suspicion exists today, and the possibility that the serum calcium may be low is now entertained in all individuals with unusual muscle contractions, convulsions or subcapsular cataracts.
The present case is reported because, although the patient was under medical observation for five years and had all the manifestations of the disease during that time, no diagnosis was made during the period.
The patient, a 50 year old white male of Italian descent, was admitted to Long
ACIERNO LJ, THALER E. IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM: A CLINICAL DISCUSSION WITH A CASE REPORT(IDIOPATHIC HYPOPARATHYROIDISM: A CLINICAL DISCUSSION WITH A CASE REPORT*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:1384–1395. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-6-1384
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(6):1384-1395.
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