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Intravascular Clotting and Acute Pancreatitis in Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1062-1065. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1062
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Although the association of hyperparathyroidism and acute pancreatitis has been described in a number of cases (1-3), the occurrence of intravascular clotting in hyperparathyroidism has not been appreciated in recent years. The purpose of this case report is to describe a case of hypercalcemic crisis and its management and to call attention to the problem of intravascular clotting in hyperparathyroidism.

CASE REPORT: Patient I. P. (PH 154-10-31), a 74-year-old Negro woman, was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital for the third time on June 30, 1964, complaining of increasing weakness and lethargy beginning 6 days before admission. She had a 9-year


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