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Arch Hellen Med, 28(6), November-December 2011, 819-822


Hypercalcemia in a young female with hypoparathyroidism

K. Bakalakou, I. Ioannidis, N. Komitopoulos
Second Department of Internal Medicine, "Konstantopoulio" General Hospital, Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece

Milk alkali syndrome appears to be the third most common cause of hypercalcemia, reported as a complication of treatment with calcium especially in elderly osteoporotic patients with renal insufficiency. One case is reported here of hypercalcemia, alkalosis and renal failure in a young female patient with hypoparathyroidism who was receiving calcium carbonate and vitamin D as substitution therapy.

Key words: Calcium carbonate, Hypercalcemia, Hypoparathyroidism, Milk alkali syndrome, Vitamin D.

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