BOY FRAME, M.D.; A. M. PARFITT, M.B., B.Chir.
A 51-year-old man has had absorptive hypercalciuria and corticosteroid-responsive hypercalcemia for at least 12 years. There has been no clinical or laboratory proof of primary hyperparathyroidism, hypervitaminosis D, or other known causes of hypercalcemia and absorptive hypercalciuria. Hypercalciuria as well as the elevated serum level of calcium and 1 α, 25(OH)2D fell to normal during treatment with corticosteroids. The disturbed calcium metabolism in this patient is characteristic of that observed in sarcoidosis, but extensive studies have failed to uncover evidence of this condition.
FRAME B, PARFITT AM. Corticosteroid-Responsive Hypercalcemia with Elevated Serum 1-Alpha, 25 Dihydroxyvitamin D. Ann Intern Med. ;93:449–451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-3-449
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(3):449-451.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrology.
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