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.
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ZALOGA GP, CHERNOW B, EIL C. Hypercalcemia and Disseminated Cytomegalovirus Infection in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1985;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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