M. DlAZ-CURIEL, M.D.; M. FERNANDEZ GUERRERO, M.D.; A. RAPADO, M.D.; J.M. CASTRILLO, M.D.
To the editor: The prevalence of hypercalcemia in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis is controversial. Abbasi and associates (1) and Kitrou and colleagues (2) have found a high prevalence especially after starting the treatment of the disease. We wish to add our data to those of these authors.
We studied the serum levels of calcium, phosphate, and magnesium in 50 consecutive patients seen in our hospital in the last 2xh years with microbiologically proven pulmonary tuberculosis. Thirty-six patients were men and 14 were women; their ages ranged from 16 to 76 years (mean, 39 years). In 30 patients the serum
M. DlAZ-CURIEL, M. FERNANDEZ GUERRERO, A. RAPADO, J.M. CASTRILLO. Hypercalcemia in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:143. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-143_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):143.
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