TONY CHRISTENSSON, M.D.
Familial occurrence of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism has been reported, but the prevalence of such cases has not been established. Jackson and Boonstra (1) recorded the prevalence of involvement of other members of families of propositi with primary hyperparathyroidism to be 0.14 per thousand.
An opportunity to study the prevalence of familial primary hyperparathyroidism arose through a health check-up in the Stockholm area in Sweden. Between 1971
and 1973, 15 903 persons aged 20 to 63 years took part in a medical screening. Ninety-five (0.6%) of them (80 women, 15 men) were found to have verified hypercalcaemia (defined as at
CHRISTENSSON T. Familial Hyperparathyroidism. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:614–615. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-614
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(5):614-615.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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