Absorptive Hypercalcemia

  • H. Franck
  • F. van Valen
  • E. Keck
  • H. L. Krüskemper
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Abstract

Hypercalcemic crisis is a well documented syndrome of acute calcium intoxication, which is commonly but not necessarily caused by primary hyperparathyroidism (Mundy et al. 1982). According to pathogenetic mechanism causes of hypercalcemia may be classified into three major categories: increased bone resorption, increased gut absorption and others including familial hypocalcuric hypercalcemia, thiazide diuretics and Addisons’s disease. Our case report gives an account of a patient whose hypercalcemia may not exactly fall into these categories.

Keywords

Sodium Chloride Adenoma Calcitonin Sarcoidosis Furosemide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Franck
  • F. van Valen
  • E. Keck
  • H. L. Krüskemper

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