Managing primary hyperparathyroidism in primary care

Turner, JJ (2010) Managing primary hyperparathyroidism in primary care. Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, 48 (3). pp. 30-33. ISSN 0012-6543

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Patients with calcium concentrations above 3mmol/L typically start to develop symptoms of hypercalcaemia, which can include nausea, vomiting, thirst and polyuria, malaise, confusion, lowered pain threshold and coma.1 Milder hypercalcaemia (calcium concentrations <3mmol/L) is often asymptomatic, and the problem is therefore usually discovered as an incidental finding on routine biochemical screening. Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common cause of hypercalcaemia.1 Here, we consider the recognition and further management of patients presenting with asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism in primary care.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2011 12:13
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2022 14:32
DOI: 10.1136/dtb.2010.01.0001

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