GARY P. ZALOGA, M.D.; BART CHERNOW, M.D.; CHARLES EIL, M.D., Ph.D.
Two patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and disseminated cytomegalovirus infection developed hypercalcemia associated with suppressed parathyroid gland activity. Neither patient had evidence of a malignant, endocrinologic, granulomatous, or drug-related cause for hypercalcemia. Increased osteoclastic bone resorption induced by cytomegalovirus or human T-lymphotropic virus III infection may have been the cause for the hypercalcemia. Physicians should be alert for the occurrence of endocrinologic and metabolic problems in immunosuppressed patients.
ZALOGA GP, CHERNOW B, EIL C. Hypercalcemia and Disseminated Cytomegalovirus Infection in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;102:331–333. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-3-331
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(3):331-333.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Infectious Disease, Nephrology.
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