SAMUEL S. RIVEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MORTON F. MASON, PH.D.
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During the past ten years great advances have been made in knowledge of the function of the parathyroid glands. Hypoparathyroidism, with the associated disturbance of calcium metabolism, is an important cause of tetany. Oversecretion of the hormone of the parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism) causes decalcification of bone, hypercalcemia, hypophosphatemia and increased calcium and phosphorus excretion in the urine. This condition results in the development of generalized osteitis fibrosa cystica. In most instances of hyperparathyroidism the changes in the skeletal system are the principal features, but occasionally, as in the case to be reported, renal symptoms predominate, and failure to recognize this
RIVEN SS, MASON MF. ADENOMA OF THE PARATHYROID GLAND, WITH HYPERPARATHYROIDISM1. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:1578–1587. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-11-1578
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(11):1578-1587.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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