MARK A. NEEDLE, M.D.; B. CHANDRA, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the recent report by Breslau and associates (1). We have recently studied the case of a patient with Hodgkin's disease with hypercalcemia and increased calcitriol levels.
A 51-year-old white man was admitted to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center with polyuria, polydyspia, and constipation. The only abnormal findings on physical examination were hard 1- to 2-cm left inguinal lymphadenopathy and a spleen tip palpable on deep inspiration. Laboratory data included serum calcium, 11.7 mg/dL; inorganic phosphorus, 2.1 mg/dL; creatinine, 2.9 mg/dL; albumin, 4.3 mg/dL; magnesium, 2.1 mg/dL; and alkaline phosphatase, 0.52 IU/L. Thyroid
NEEDLE MA, CHANDRA B. Hypercalcemia, Hodgkin's Disease, and Calcitriol. Ann Intern Med. ;100:916. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-6-916_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(6):916.
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