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Hypercalcemia Associated with Neoplastic Disease

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Dr. Heinemann was supported as a Career Scientist of The Health Research Council of the City of New York.

▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Henry O. Heinemann, M.D., Cornell University-New York Hospital Medical Center, 525 E. 68th St., New York, N.Y. 10021

Bethesda, Maryland; and New York, New York

Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):281-290. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-281
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Hypercalcemia frequently complicates the course of patients with neoplastic disease. The clinical manifestations of this electrolyte imbalance may overshadow those of the underlying disorder, and patients whose disease might be susceptible to palliation or cure may succumb to this complication before appropriate therapy can be instituted. Detailed knowledge of the pathophysiology, clinical consequences, and treatment of hypercalcemia is essential in the management of patients with neoplasia.







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