CHARLES E. JACKSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOEL S. WEBSTER, M.D.; PIERRE C. TALBERT, M.D., F.A.C.S.; HAROLD D. CAYLOR, M.D., F.A.C.S.
The hypercalcemia reported as occurring in association with hyperthyroidism has been thought by some authors to be caused in some way by the thyrotoxicosis. It is the purpose of this paper to report a patient in whom the hypercalcemia associated with hyperthyroidism was caused by a concomitantly hyperfunctioning parathyroid adenoma. A review of other hypercalcemia cases reported with hyperthyroidism as possibly being caused by concomitant hyperparathyroidism has emphasized interesting possibilities regarding the effect of propylthiouracil on the serum calcium level in hyperparathyroidism.
A 37-year-old woman, wife of a missionary, developed thyrotoxicosis in August, 1957, while living in the
JACKSON CE, WEBSTER JS, TALBERT PC, et al. CONCOMITANT HYPERPARATHYROIDISM AS A CAUSE OF THE HYPERCALCEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERTHYROIDISM12. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:992–998. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-992
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):992-998.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrology.
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