RICHARD B. SOLOMON, M.D.; BERTRAM J. CHANNICK, M.D.
That Boeck's sarcoidosis could be mistaken for hyperparathyroidism was pointed out by Albright and Reifenstein1 several years ago. They noted that bone changes, high serum alkaline phosphatase levels, hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, and kidney stones might be found in both diseases. It was subsequently shown that a negative calcium balance, characteristically found in primary hyperparathyroidism, is also present in sarcoidosis with hypercalcemia.2 Since these initial studies, several case reports have appeared illustrating the similarities that exist in these two conditions, as well as the difficulties that may arise in attempting to distinguish between them.3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 In most of
SOLOMON RB, CHANNICK BJ. BOECK'S SARCOIDOSIS SIMULATING HYPERPARATHYROIDISM(BOECK'S SARCOIDOSIS SIMULATING HYPERPARATHYROIDISM*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:1232–1238. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1232
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1232-1238.
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